2000 Bruno Giacosa, Barbaresco, Rabaja (RT96) Another marvelous showing for this most wonderful of bottlings and from a relatively warm year. Traditional in every way, the hue has that sparkling, Giacosa garnet color that simply draws you into the glass, it is completely mesmerizing. The bouquet shows the masculinity of this vineyard site with hefty notes of black cherry, spiced plum, lavender, hints of old saddle leather and notes of limestone dust and black olive. The palate is handsomely balanced with delicious, ripe fruit and sweet tannins, as the refreshing acidity draws you back for another sip. Drink now-2035+