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Time to hit the cellar!


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My wife and I are getting a rare night on the town to celebrate her getting a new job and both our successful exits from the hospitality industry. I want to crack open a good bottle of wine to help us celebrate. Here are our choices:


1. Briggaldara Amarone 1997 - Rich, jammy fruit, lots of berry and currant, chewy, MEdium to full body with silky tannins


2. Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco, 2000 - Similar flavor profile to the Amarone, but more potent. Hints of cherry and chocolate, a smooth sweet finish.


The next two I have yet to taste. Hoping one of you has...


3. Emidio Pepe's Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, 2000 - Don't know a thing about it, except my buddy the sommellier says its good stuff


4. Parusso Testone, 2001 - 100% Cabernet, which is unusual for Parusso. Origianlly they were using the cabernet vines as blending grapes for a number of their wines. The decided to pull up the cab for something else, but on the last harvest, made this wine. It only had one run, so its a little unique. I don't know anything about how it tastes....



My wife and I would probably be happy with all of them. The Briggaldara is probably closest to its peak.


Any thoughts?

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I'm big on the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Even the cheap bottles taste good.


I'd go with that one.


I did and it was wonderful! Very light but with crisp fruit and earthiness, and a very drawn out finish with what i can best describe as green pepper. It was quite good!

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