Antonio Vallana E Figlio

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Gattinara Nebbiolo 2011

Super tasty. Musty nose with tobacco. Lots of cherry quite acidic. Would love to have again. — 6 months ago

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Spanna Campi Raudii Nebbiolo 2010

Kind of menthol aftertaste I assume is from the vespolina. Sweet fruit and lush texture but not about that pall mall cigarette finish. Library release 2010. — 7 months ago

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Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Spanna Cinque Castelli Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 1967

A much darker color than I would have expected from a 52 year old wine. Powerful, youthful and complex aromas of plums and tobacco. At this point your mind is racing , can the palate equal or exceed the nose because you know if it can you are in for a treat. A very alive , acid driven palate of plums, cherries and tea. Had an old vine creaminess component. After approximately 2 hours the wine started to take on a less open personality. — 2 years ago

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Peter Sultan

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What a treat—Have heard stories about the old Vallanas but started to think they were myths. Thanks for sharing. Curious how you feel about the new generation of Vallana, which often gets released with several years of bottle age, it seems (I like them, a lot).
Ira Schwartz

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@Peter Sultan have had a handful of ‘58s and most have been drinkable to wow.
I posted on a 1997 Gattinara a few years back that was wonderful. So funny because last weekend I purchased a bottle of their 2010 Boca for my GF’s “ cellar” ( which in this case means a mixed case in a box) . I have always found tremendous Q/PR with them🤫
Peter Sultan

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If only my wife came with a cellar 🤪@Ira Schwartz! They really do bring QPR, & that rusty iron ingot, old school palate is in my wheelhouse- cheers

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2013

Tried at PJ treehouse with Colin. Love. Perf red — 2 months ago

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Cuvée Bernardo Vallana Spanna Nebbiolo 2016

Spanna is like Stefan Urkel. All friendly without the young austere edges that dominate further south. Maybe less complex, but fun for sure. @Delectable notes on the money. — 5 months ago

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Matt Perlman

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Well played. Next up: let’s see who can work a Carlton Banks analogy into their next TN. Go!
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@Matt Perlman challenge accepted

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Piemonte Barbera

Pizza in the outdoor pizza oven. Barbera seemed like a good choice. It is. Nice fruity wine w some acidity — a year ago

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Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Spanna Montalbano Nebbiolo 2011

Good balanced. Black fruits. @, Boboli, 210401 — 3 months ago

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Boca Nebbiolo 2016

Breaking out the 2016 alpine catnip as the weather warms-shared with friends outside at sunset. Raspberry color with orange hue, on palate rose hips, hibiscus, violets- some sour patch candy; all high toned but we were in outside temp.. I imagine with decanting & drinking in more moderate weather the baritone notes will come out more. — 3 months ago

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Antonio Vallana & F.S.A.S.

Vallana Campi Raudi Red Blend

What a wine and what a bargain. This is a Nebbiolo based blend from the far north of Piedmonte. Big, ripe, a bit tannic but very drinkable. And a 2009 library release just out for $22?! Will be back to get in volume. — a year ago