Friday, August 10, 2007

Cavatappi Maddalena (1997)

Last night we decided to pop a bottle of the Cavatappi Maddalena (1997). We had cellared this wine since 2000 and thought it was time to give it a try. This is 100% Red Willow Vineyard Nebbiolo from Washington State. Medium brick color with ruby and crimson tones with a nose of fig, cherry and caramel. Round, smooth and full bodied with smooth, generous tannins and an elegant array of crushed berries and refined fruit. A long finish completes the package. An age worthy Washington State "mini-Barolo". Excellent.

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