scarpetta: help w/ winelist?
i'm taking my fiance for an anniversary dinner @ scarpetta. I love wine but going through a big list of unknowns to me is a daunting task. Has anyone dined here with a recommendation for a red?
Appreciate any help. cheers
i'm usually not very into Italian wine, but i've liked a lot of the things i've sampled by the glass at Scarpetta...
a good rec will depend on what you decide to order for food...if you want to explore various wines, consider trying a few different things by the glass to pair w/ your various courses...the staff at Scarpetta are superb: they'll gladly let you sip various wines and will make recommendations based on your tastes and food selections...if you like/dislike some of the things you try sips of by the glass, then they'll be able to recommend a bottle that suits your palate if you decide to go the bottle route...
I'm big into Italian wines and because I don't like to buy high end bottles in restaurants, I have to tell you that this is a great Piedmont wine for a very fair price.
2106 Barbera d Mba, Dante Rivetti, Mara 2005 $41
For a little more, I like this:
2104 Barbaresco, Produtorri del Barbaresco 2004 $69
Rioja,1994, San Vicente, $130
Chablis, Montee de Tonnerre, 1999, Raveneau, $165
"Soffocone", 2006, Graetz, $82
Nero d'avola / Frappato, 2005, Cos, $66
The first two are true celebration wines. The last three are excellent food wines listed heaviest to lightest.