If you even think you might like Amarone you must try the 2002 Trabucchi Amarone. Not only does this wine defy your Amarone stereotypes, but it does so at about half the price of many better known, though not more satisfying, labels.
One of the issues I have with Amarone is that they can be huge, and thus tough to pair with food. The way it's made concentrates the flavors of the grapes, and can introduce a dried fruit character that, while great with cheese, can make Amarone tiring to drink.
Not this Trabucchi. In 2002 the Amarone process concentrated wonderfully fresh fruit with an intoxicating bouquet. While this vintage may be a touch lighter than normal, it is so seductively silky that you won't even care. This wine is bursting with incredibly succulent, ripe fruit, and absolutely shimmers with a brightness that is all too frequently lacking in Amarone,
Simply put this is great Amarone, and a great deal: only $29.99 at Chambers St. Wines. If you order a case, you can even mix and match from their great selection of artisanal wines, you can get an additional 10% off. $26.99 for a great bottle of Amarone. Know what I call that? An unbeatable deal.
So order a few bottles From Chambers St. Wines and fill out a case for your 10% discount. With their great selection of delicious, and inexpensive, wines it may be hard to stop at 12 bottles.
Learn about Chambers St. WinesChambers Street Wines, located in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood, is a real gem of a store. Their carefully chosen selections can satisfy virtually any demand; from fun, easy drinking, party wines, to the greatest collection of hard to find gems of the Loire Valley. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find great wines, and the expert advice of people who love them, and drink them. Chambers Street Wines is committed to bringing you the best naturally made, small-producer wines from around the world, and that includes one of the best selections of back vintage Nebbiolo to be found anywhere. Trust me on that one!
I would stock up on this great Amarone offer because deals like this simply do not come around often, though I can understand not needing an entire case. I’ve included a short list of some of my favorite wines as suggestions to help you round out a case, or two! And remember, a case of twelve bottles, which are not already on sale, will get you a 10% discount.
Hofer 2009 Weinviertel Gruner Veltliner (1 Liter)
White | Organic | $11.99
Gravillas 2008 Vin de Pays des Cotes de Brian Sous les Cailloux des Grillons
red | $12.99 Sobon Estate 2008 Amador County Zinfandel Hillside
red | Organic | $10.49
Sella 2007 Coste delle Sesia Orbello
red | $15.99
Ambra 2008 Ischia Bianco
white | $12.99 Baudry, Bernard 2007 Chinon Cuvée Domaine
red | $17.99
Cazin, Francois 2008 Cour-Cheverny
white | Natural | $17.99
Montoni 2006 IGT Sicilia Nero d'Avola
red | $15.99
Darting 2008 Pfalz Durkheimer Michelsberg Riesling Kabinett
white off-dry | $16.99
And of course two great mature Barolos for you consideration!
Barale 1985 Barolo
red | $89.99
Cordero di Montezemolo 1974 Barolo Enrico Vl
red | $99.99