Thursday, April 2, 2009
Mondavi/Frescobaldi 2002 Danzante Sangiovese (Italy)
Boo Hiss Hiss Boo ... nothing's worse than opening a bottle that you have been sitting on for awhile and finding out it is corked (that moldy cardboard, wet newspaper, damp basement smell - nasty). This one was subtle, as in I thought it was there, then I thought it was gone, then I thought it was again - then I realized it definitely was there: countless sniffs and three sips later. Few things make me sadder than knowing that this bottle was bad the moment I took it off the shelf and no amount of care in storing it could have helped. Damn! I guess it is on to something else.