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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Barbera del Monteferrato 2011

Maraia Barbera del Monteferrato 2011

Quite lovely now though when I bought this last year I penciled in the years 2014-15 on the label.  I couldn't wait.  This is my second bottle this year.  I hope I can leave the others stashed away until next year.

It drinks leaner than my robust fall zinfandels but still flavorful without being fruity.  Sure it has some berries of some sort but they are just before full ripe berries with a touch of tart.  No discernible tannins, it is quite smooth. 

I am not currently eating like the foodie I used to be but this went better with cheese than with meat: meaning it went better with my cheese-tortilla roll up than with my cheese n salami tortilla roll up.

I hope to return to cooking up bigger meals but I have to afford the ingredients first.   My education in wine has taken precedence over my cooking.  I know I can cook.  I am still learning the differences in wines.

I have been drinking wine inbetween the last posts and this one but they have been short and posted to Pinterest: My Wine on Pinterest

It has been easier to post on Pinterest than to get some of the blog to work.