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.