This is one of those tastings where you should get here early, taste, pull out your wallet and run home to stash your score in your cellar and then dream about the future when you’ll open these beautiful wines with friends and family and tell story of the amazing prices you paid back in 2012. Yes folks, once again we have wines in the most desirable collectable category selling for a fraction of what they usually sell for due to our continuing economic crisis. And these are not off vintages. Take the premium pour. Elio Grasso; One of the absolute best Barolo producers, period! 2004. Along with 2001 the best vintage of the decade. I poured the 2006 of this exact wine about a year ago. The wine sold for $82. $82! We are selling the 04, a better vintage, for $59. $23 less! Can you say screaming bargain. If you have the patience to lay this down for another 10-15 years you will have the drinking experience of a lifetime. Many of you are familiar with Canalicchio Brunello. We get it for the great price of $42 here in Portland because it’s imported directly into Oregon. Try to buy it in say, New York, and it will run you in the mid to upper $50’s. We’re pouring and selling the 03 for $30. $30 for a top notch Brunello Di Montalcino! These are Rosso Di Montalcino prices. And speaking of ridiculous prices. How about a single vineyard Barbaresco for $27. I almost can’t believe it. Then I taste it and really can’t believe it. And all of this says nothing of the awesome deal on the Pecchenino Dolcetto San Luigi for $13 and the Ciacci Toscana at $14. I hope I’m making my point here. You don’t want to miss this one.
I’ve put the wines in the order that they will drink best, not by price. The Sangiovese’s follow each other and are followed by the Nebbiolo’s. I’d rent a U Haul for this one. Talk to Dave if you need one.
2009 Pecchenino, Dolcetto di Dogliani “San Luigi”/ Piemonte $13
2008 Ciacci, Rosso Toscana/ Tuscany $14
2003 Canalicchio, Brunello Di Montalcino/ Tuscany $30
2006 Casanova Di Neri, Brunello Di Montalcino/ Tuscany $50
2008 Montarabaldi, Barbaresco “Palazzina”/ Piemonte $27
Premium Pour ($6)
2004 Elio Grasso, Barolo “ Gavarini Chiniera”/ Piemonte $59
Sandy Thompson, Proprietor
Mt. Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Bl
Portland, Or. 97215