Swirl Wine Bar & Market

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Who says 2002 was not a good year for Barolo?

We've been storing the 2002 Einaudi Barolo for a few years and decided to open it last night with a big, juicy steak.  Unbelievable!  We sold this wine for a ridiculous price when it was in stock so those of you who were lucky enough to get a few bottles, let me tell you that it is just singing right now! 2002 was a tough year - too much rain, not enough sun and a violent hail storm right before harvest meant that many skipped the vintage altogether or made very small amounts of wine.  But this wine is an excellent example of how really good producers can make a great wine even in a tough year!

Beautifully silky palate with rich dark cherries, earthy, baking spices and herbal notes with enough tannin to make the fat in the steak simply melt in your mouth.  We grill our steaks rare and serve them Tuscan style by pouring freshly fried sage, rosemary and olive oil over the sliced meat, and the combination was exquisite with this wine.  What a treat!  We don't have any more but if you can find it at a good price buy it!

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