Saturday, January 20, 2007

Under $10 A Bottle: Review #4 and #5

Fratelli Ponte Barbera D'Asti 2004
Overtones of Corrugated Metal (I liked this one). It made me remember things like playing Fort or Hobo as a kid.

Chateau Lestrile Capmartin Bordeaux Superieur 2003
This is my favorite wine so far from the Under $10 A Bottle Case. Giving up for the night on our takeout pizza quest, Tom bought a couple of cornmeal crusts at Andronico's, and made a delicious pizza in our own kitchen. Tangy tomato sauce, red onions, black olives, and pesto. A little grated parmesan.

The Chateau Lestrile imparted a subtle sense of humor when it hit the tongue. It was fun to drink by itself while dinner was being prepared. It tasted good with the pizza, good with the spinach, good with the Thai Lime & Chile peanuts from Trader Joe's, good with the 70% Cocoa dark chocolate. It went well with Paolo Conte. One final sip was a treat while doing dishes.