Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2001 Marcarini Barolo La Serra with Polenta Plank tonight. Perfect wine for this dish that was inspired by the many posts about polenta planks from @frankprisinzano. I braised beef short ribs in wine for 4 hours and served it over freshly made polenta. Always a crowd pleaser. The Marcarini was ready to drink. Sweet fruit and tobacco. Not super complex but just the right amount of brawn for this food.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.