Two great red wines saved the long evening, Paolo Scavino 1995 Barolo Rocche dell‘Annunziata and Occidental 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Cuvée Elizabeth.
1995 is one of the rare vintages in which Scavino's Barolo Rocche dell‘Annunziata is not a Riserva. The Paolo Scavino 1995 Barolo Rocche dell‘Annunziata has the typical Barolo scent with moss, undergrowth, liquorice and tar. It has full-body, balance and structure and gets better with aeration. The wine has a slightly sweetness with amarena and cassis and it is now perfectly ripe. 18.5/20 point.
The Occidental 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Cuvée Elizabeth has everything which you expect from a great Pinot Noir from California: cherry, amarena, slightly animal, powdered sugar, herbs, sour cherry, full-body, structure, tannin, power, a long finish and a perfect balance. 19.3/20 points.