Besides the big guns there are…

Cascina Castle’t, Barbera d’Asti DOC 2005 Blueberries and plums in a light-bodied, high acid format. Estate bottled by Maria Borio in Costigliole d’Asti 13.5% $11.99 at Traverso’s Cascina Castlet

Bruno Giacosa, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2007 There’s an overtly, Beaujolais-like character in the nose, moderate acidity and lots of tannin in the mouth. This isn’t so refined like you see with the Dolcetto from Paolo Scavino but shows the character of the grape. P&B in Neive 12.5% $25 at Traverso’s Giacosa

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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