At a glance:
So we opened this one up a few days ago to go along with a nice meal – my first foray into
ravioli. I’ve done a few homemade pastas, and have always rolled them out by hand. The ravioli added a different dimension, both because I had to roll it out a bit thinner (in the end, it probably was still a little too thick) and also because I had to come up with something to fill it with (instead of my usual go-to ragu).
I ended up deciding to use a butternut squash we had sitting on the counter for a few months (but it was still good – those things last forever!), blended that with some roasted hazelnuts, and threw in some freshly made ricotta. It ended up tasting pretty good (can you tell from that casual, yet still clearly self-satisfied tone?). In any case, after spending a lot of time on a meal, I felt like we could bust out the Omero.
The wine tasted like something between black cherry and blackberry (dark fruit I guess?) with a tiny bit of char and a hint of spice towards the end. The wine is really good – anchored in fruit but not itself super fruity, yet also not intentionally subdued like some pinots that are trying a little too hard. It’s also a nice looking bottle, and from a nerdy kind of perspective, has some of the wine’s details on the backside of the bottle. I have a few more bottles around the house, and I will enjoy each and every one of them.