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domenica 19 febbraio 2012

Tre Bicchieri 2012 New York City

A sun shining Friday afternoon found me stopping into Gambero Rosso's Tre Bicchieri tasting room in the city.  A typical mobbed scene with many folk flocking to the big name wines (Sassicaia) which were sure to get drained in the early hours.  I was happy enough though with a tasting of Valentini 2009 Trebbiano D'Abruzzo. The super traditional and food friendly Bertani 2004 Amarone della Valpolicella (amazing stuff) and the Librandi 2009 Duca San Felice Riserva, the 100% Galioppo which was really interesting with its sharp earthiness and spice focus.

A Tre Bicchieri pregame lunch at Union Square Caffe with truffles over house made Tonnarelli.

Very concentrated new world style Montepulciano spit into a bucket and resembling a jam jar.

The expression after my taking in the wrath of 15,6% Alc.

Above, The Ladies of the Maialino wine team at Tre Bicchieri.

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