1999 Bruno Giacosa, Barbaresco, Santo Stefano (RT95) Slow O’ed in the AM, as it did in the 10 Year Retrospective, the Santo Stefano once again shows its greatness. Captivating herbaceous notes, big ripe red fruit, spices, and fennel mark this wine’s identity. Energy soars around the fresh core of fruit, and refreshing acidity and slightly angular tannin remind us this needs more bottle time to truly show its potential. Gorgeous balance and a classic Giacosa finish make this a go to ’99 Barbaresco. Drink 2014-2039+