_
BOD
360
_1986 - 2016 Toasting 30 Years *clink*
 
 
Signup for the Weekly Newsletter

Social Network Bar Franks Saber Visit Frank on Facebook Linkedin

marathon
x
dibrunos
growlers
clubvino
 
b4
s
assclown
 
stein
gwe
FROGMAN
cc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


6-pack Vertical
2006 ~ 2007 ~ 2008

12

The conventional wisdom nowadays is that most people are unwilling or unable to age wines for long periods of time. They no longer have the money, the storage or the patience to wait years. Nor do most restaurants. As a result, many wines are made differently today than they were 30 to 40 years ago, partly so that they will not require prolonged aging to become enjoyable.

But Barolo, made entirely of the nebbiolo grape from Italy's Piedmont region, still demands years in the cellar. In its youth, it is classically tannic and austere, but given time - often a decade or more - the tannins soften, releasing a gorgeous perfume and flavors often described as licorice, tar, truffles, violets and roses. Back in the 1980s and '90s, a stylistic war ensued between traditionalists who sought to preserve time-honored methods for making Barolo and innovators who explored ways to make a softer, more approachable wine, sometimes at the cost of what made Barolo distinctive.

In the last 15 years, many producers including Scarrone have gravitated toward a middle ground, making wines in a range of styles that are still distinctively Barolo. Regardless of style, one thing is clear: Good Barolo still require many years of aging, at least to my taste.

b2

Scarrone has taken it one step further for all you impatient wine drinkers out there! They have aged the wine for you and put together a 6 pack sampler case packed in wood of 2 bottles each of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 vintages... and just wait until you see the price!

FranksWine SCARRONE 6-pack Sampler!
You Get 2 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $179.99!!
You Save $179.95... That's 50% Off!!!
Order Now!

The following are notes from Antonio Galloni of Vinous, formerly of
eRobertParker/Wine Advocate

Scarrone 2006 Barolo
Regularly Priced at $69.99
$34.99 with 6-pack Sampler Case Purchase!

The 2006 Barolos are big, powerful wines the best of which reveal extraordinary balance as well as significant potential to improve in bottle. There is no shortage of fine bottles - reveal a modern expression of ripeness married to a firm sense of structure that readers are likely to find immensely appealing, although many of the top wines will require cellaring.

Scarrone 2007 Barolo
Regularly Priced at $59.99
$29.99 with 6-pack Sampler Case Purchase!

The 2007 Barolos are some of the most exciting, electrifying and viscerally thrilling wines I have tasted in over a dozen years of visiting Piedmont. The 2007 Barolos will be immensely appealing on release due to the relatively low acidities and sheer density of fruit.

Scarrone 2008 Barolo
Regularly Priced at $49.99
$24.99 with 6-pack Sampler Case Purchase!

2008 Barolos are utterly magnificent, profound wines that represent a new paradigm for Italy's most famous and collectible red. Simply put, today's Barolos no longer require decades of cellaring to deliver the fireworks that make Nebbiolo such a singular grape. The late harvest in 2008 yielded a set of beautifully perfumed, sensual wines that are all about finesse.

FranksWine SCARRONE 6-pack Sampler!
You Get 2 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $179.99!!
You Save $179.95... That's 50% Off!!!
Order Now!

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 



 


 

 

 

t

 

 

Donate Now and get your Jarhead Red! Book now! RSVP for Frank's Golden Wine Event!