1999 Giacomo Conterno, Barolo, Cascina Francia (RT97) Our last of the night and the unanimous finest. Slow O’ed in the morning, upon pouring the Cascina Francia catapulted out of the glass with soaring aromatics layered with Morello cherry, anise, herbs, green tea, and violets. On the palate the sensation of utter weightlessness is captivating, clearly a sign of magnificent winemaking combined with fruit from a premium vintage. If any wine represents the way this vintage has blossomed in the bottle it is this wine. On this night the ’99 Cascina Francia towered over the rest on the table. Drink 2014-2039+