Bella Vigna

Podere ai Valloni

Vigna Cristiana Boca Nebbiolo Blend 2011

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has dried roses, newly paved highway, dry leather, cut cherries, dried spearmint, dry clay soil, dried cigar and dry granite.
Palate has dried black cherry, mahogany shavings, dry/moist granitic soil, dried blackberry, matchstick cut red pepper, abundant fresh cherries with a long finish, slightly dry, many, many years ahead of this bottle.
Decanted 4+hours, more time needed, at hour four it's really starting to launch!
— 2 days ago

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— 11 days ago

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Really light red color. A delightfully light red. Moderately high acid. Nose of mint and maybe a hint of tar. Notes of tobacco, soil, and cherry. — 23 days ago

Torre

Vigna Claudia Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016

Really good. Sometimes an Italian Bordeaux blend is what you want.

Nose has some lovely pleasant earthiness. Spectacular. Gorgeous aromatics. Wtf? I gave this a 9.1 at Vinitaly.

I did see upside but only had 15 minutes to taste. This stuff is THE SHIT.

Blackberry fruit. Good juiciness. Very good deliciousness. Some spice.

Not over the top obnoxiously ripe. Emilia Romagna. North of Tuscany. So less ripe.

Bought from fass selections
— 5 days ago

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Opened at 2:30. Double decanted just prior to dinner. Tight and tannic. Took awhile to coax it out of its shell. Went great with porcini rubbed antelope steaks. My 1500th wine on Delectable!! — 15 days ago

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Woo hoo 1500!

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Very Good!!!! First time drinking Vignarionda... now I know what the hype is all about!!! Really Interesting.... drying tannins but super deliCious Nebbiolo... — 9 days ago

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Vigna Giachini Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Tasted double-blind. The wine presented as dark ruby but one could see through it (this should have been my clue; but I ignored that). On the nose, bright red fruits, some baking spices, some vanilla...tasted like it had seen French barrique. On the palate, there was a sweet attack with candied cherries and baking spices. Medium, long finish. Good balance. Firm but not punishing tannins. Good acid. I thought this was a 2015 Merlot-based, right bank Bordeaux from a good producer. I was completely out of sorts with this wine and to be honest, I can’t really blame myself since I rarely drink modern Barolo. I should have eliminated Bordeaux varietals based off the color alone which would have probably put me on a better track. Anyway, this bottle lacked a lot of the characteristics I crave in more traditional Barolo but was a good enough wine in its own right...just not to my tastes. — a month ago

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