Best thing I've put in my mouth in the last year (liquid):
2006 Rivetto Lirano Soprano Barbera d’Alba. It was absolutely beautiful - the centerpiece of a New Year’s Day dinner with my wife in a cabin in the mountains - a magic wine, magic night.
Best thing I've put it my mouth in the last year (solid):
Easy Answer: Lamb Ribs with red pepper jam at Coop’s Place in New Orleans… f’ing glorious
Nebbiolo. Complex, assertive, reflective of the dirt it’s grown in and it has real swagger and chutzpah - it demands that you pay attention, then it charms you. It’s the Sinatra of wine grapes.
what would ya say...ya do here?
I stand across the bar from you, popping corks and guiding juice into your glass because I want you FALL IN LOVE with “analog” wines, or as we refer to them here at Noble Riot, honest wines. Like the slabs of vinyl that I’m pulling metaphor from, these wines have more warmth, character and vibe than their sterile digital siblings. They are the world's finest agricultural product and I can't help but be an evangelist for these wines and their producers.