1999 Cavallotto, Barolo Riserva, San Giuseppe (RT94+) The 1999 Aldo Conterno Cicala is a tough act to follow, but the Riserva San Giuseppe delivers a marvelous Barolo experience with its ripe, sweet core of dark Nebbiolo fruit, spices, tobacco and violets. With time in the glass this really takes off revealing great depth and structure unpinned by a sleek streak of calcareous minerality. I’m a big fan of this Barolo and glad I went deep on the ’99, both in 750 and magnum. Both this and the Cicala appear to be fairly close to the earliest stages of peak drinking but will no doubt benefit from at least a few more years in the shadows of the cellar. Hot damn, this is a beauty! Drink 2014-2039