Ask a Somm: Is Young Barolo Ever Good?

August 26, 2015

Welcome to Ask a Somm, a column in which experts from across the country answer questions about wine. Wondering about a bottle? Drop us a line.

Italian-born Mauro Cirilli heads up drinks at San Francisco’s Press Club wine lounge and Schroeder’s restaurant, splashing his lists with both local and international juice. In 2011, Cirilli helped found the North American Sommelier Association wine school (linked with The Italian Sommelier Association), and with it he created the first ever “Italian Wine Specialist” certification program. So, it’s safe to say this guy knows a few things about Italian vino. Below, Cirilli considers Barolo wine and great young bottles…