2010 Bruna Grimaldi Barolo, Camilla, $34.00

A Barolo for this price is unusual these days, but a GOOD ONE at this price is truly an uncommon find. Unmistakable fresh-crushed red berries first greet the nose, then a hint of menthol wafts in along with some unknown minerals. The palate is suave with super-fine tannins, announcing that this is, after all, young Nebbiolo, but the pure fruit more than covers the tannins for youthful enjoyment. This test bottle definitely hints of a special vintage, suggesting that all the hype for 2010 in Piedmont may indeed be well deserved. Drink this now with your osso buco, or stash it away confidently for 10+ years.