This was another great value we tasted this week. A wonderful classic expression of the Nebbiolo grape the 2015 Rizzi Barbaresco delivers elegance with under lying power. The region of Barbaresco is known as the Queen while Barolo is known as the King. The 2015 vintage was a perfect one for Barbaresco, and we tasted this bottle out of barrel when we visited the winery a few years ago. We are happy to report the wine has all its components in proportion and although very young with aeration is starts to drink quite nicely. The 2015 Rizzi Barbaresco comes from a cru of the same name. This was the first wine the winery produced in 1974. The vineyard is farmed sustainably and the vines here average about 30 years of age. The vineyards altitude ranges from 600 to over 900 ft, and there are many mini microclimates. The energy and focus of this wine is terrific with aromas of wild red berries, underbrush, minerals, blood orange. The palate is fresh, and lively with red fruits, orange zest, spice box, and minerals dominating on the whiplash of a finish. Normally a $50 bottle we can offer it at this great price due to a supplier close out. Only 120 bottles available so please act quickly to avoid disappointment!