2021 Paitin, Nebbiolo Langhe DOP, Starda (RT 91) Like all of Paitin’s Nebbiolo’s and Barbaresco’s, this too is light in its shade, showing a pale cranberry hue and even a notch lighter than the others. But do not mistake its color with its aromatic and palate projections. The bouquet is an exercise in fresh red raspberry, strawberry, and hints of sweet, honied white flowers while the palate shows pleasing, sumptuous fruit, soft fresh acidity and sublime tannins. This wine’s consistent style is perfectly conveyed here as an easy-drinking Nebbiolo and it delivers that aspect in spades, yet it is so utterly delicious to savor. This is another excellent vintage for Starda, it is delicious, affordable, and even a bit on the playful side. One to enjoy with family and friends! Drink 2024-2028+