Jeff Zimmitti - aka Joey Bagadonuts - at Rosso Wine Shop in Glendale has never steered me wrong. His recommendations on wine have always been right on. As a matter of fact, his recommendations on music have always been full of insight, too. But that's for another blog. Jeff's very first recommendation to me - about wine - was to carry home a bottle of the Cornarea Roero Arneis. I'm glad I did. This all took place a couple of years ago, and I made some notes about the wine. Here they are:
"The Bottle is stately looking, with an oval front label. 12.5% abv. It is 100% Arneis varietal, from the Roero Hills north and east of Alba in southeastern Piedmont.
"The Nose is very floral, and quite lively and inviting. I'd say "honeysuckle" because that's what it reminds me of, but I can't be sure.
"The Taste is floral, with a nice streak of minerals. There is some peach and apple, too. A sort of nutty flavor decorates the finish. It went great with manchego cheese, and with an egg and sweet Italian sausage dish my wife whipped up while I was enjoying the wine."