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We recently went to Bottega in Napa Valley (Michael Chiarello’s restaurant in Yountville).    The polenta with balsamic-wild game sauce, the rabbit sugo, the gnocchi and the burrata were all outstanding.  (It is truly wonderful to experience Michael Chiarello’s cooking again in Napa Valley!)

We decided to order the Chiarello Family 2006 Bambino Cabernet Sauvignon to accompany our meal.  This wine was a true find.   It was earthy, with hints of vanilla, blackberry jam and ripe black cherries.  Although it is a young wine, it was very drinkable.  I looked up the wine when I got back home and found out that Spectator gave it a 91 rating.  This wine sells for $40 per bottle at Napa Style and on the Chiarello Vineyards website.

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