Winemaker and wine lover.
Though it tastes a bit older than ‘09, it absolutely tastes like Italy - quite possibly the best new world Nebbiolo I’ve had. Color is a pale brick with garnet tinges on the rim, and the nose really jumps from the glass in a way that is both energetic and eroding. Palate features fully mature integrated tannins and firm acid with intense dried cherry fruit, dirty rose water, and some emerging earthy tertiary character. It continues to grow on me with more time in the glass - I think this bottle and I found each other on the perfect day. — 10 days ago
This wine is singing right now and was a pitch perfect pairing with broiled Salmon and broccoli with toasted pine nuts. The nose is ever so slightly oxidative with dried fruits and a light-potpourri floral character. The acid envelops the palate but in a way that is in perfect balance with the significant weight of the wine. The citrusy salinity finishes clean and long and brings me back to Vernazza. — 10 days ago
In a beautiful place right now. Showing age but elegantly so - the tannins completely resolved, the fruit stingingly present but starting to dry, the tertiary flavors just barely peeking their head above ground. — 15 days ago