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2012 Scarpetta Babera del Monferrato Blend, $20

Another good wine recommended from our friends at Metro Wines in Asheville.  This from the former chefs of French Laundry.

I liked it.  Definitely some power behind it, but fairly acidic and did not quite come together.  Perhaps allowing this one to sit a bit longer would have refined the balance.  Or pairing with a super-fatty dinner.

I think I want another bottle but if able to find will hold for a few years.

2012 Ca' Bea Sangue Di Giuda (Italy), $10

2009 Rioja Vega (Spain), $9