Bodegas Cruz De Alba

Cantine M. Mascarello (Michelle Mascarello)

Nebbiolo d'Alba 2004

Uplifting nose, aetheric, airy, with light cherry, wilted flowers, dusty cupboard. A faint hint of moist earth, and some kirsch in the background. So fresh, so pure, so youthful!
Pure & full of energy on the palate, light yet with juicy, crunchy tannins. Amazing how firm they still are. There’s just enough filling in the tannin-acidity frame to avoid being too austere, making it poised, ascetic and really refined.
An amazing wine!
— 2 days ago

Ira, Lyle and 1 other liked this

Azienda Agricola Matteo Correggia

Barbera d'Alba 2019

Very good wine. Had it at Rathmullan House overlooking the lake. — 9 days ago

Vigna San Bernardo

Le More Bianche Barbera d'Alba 2019

Had this three weeks ago and remember liking it but not much else — 21 days ago

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Sara Vezza

Superiore Villaro Barbera d'Alba 2018

N: Big purple fruit, loamy, moist earth,charcoal,deep as if something is lurking there.
P: like a plush, bright, ball of northern Italy, fills your mouth. No tannins to speak of, a wee bit of grip on the finish. Very earth bound.w a ragú, terrific.
Terrific qpr.
Thanks @fasselections.
— 16 days ago

Ericsson, Daniel P. and 9 others liked this

Flavio Roddolo

Nebbiolo d'Alba 2011

Still learning about this varietal.
Medium bodied nice on the pallet well paired with our chicken, corn and salad.
— 3 days ago

Bruno Rocca

Vigna Trifolé Dolcetto d'Alba

Lee W

Had a memorable experience in Milan where it was used to decorate the restaurant. A guy was mansplaining to his GF in Italian, but we could tell she hated it. Then came back to NYC and found it was easily available at eataly — 18 days ago

Francesco Rinaldi e Figli

Barbera d'Alba 2017

Really easy. Blackberry, strawberry. Little tannic, nice acid and a bit of tobacco. — 13 days ago

La Biòca

LA Pipina Nebbiolo d'Alba 2017

Ora è maturo. Purtroppo non ha raggiunto un equilibrio perfetto. Tannino sopra le riga e freschezza non a livello. Profumo invece straordinario, emerge frutta e la spezie è in sottofondo, incenso, pepe. Bel naso. — 8 days ago

Big Basin Vineyards

Rattlesnake Rock Syrah 2017

California Syrah the way I like it. And I do definitely like it. A really pretty deep dark purple with a wide brim and little cherry red flecks. This nose is just plain silly good and exciting. Plums and raspberries abound here. Blackberries with a touch of fennel go a long way. The olive aromas are jumping out of the glass and my goodness it’s special. There’s a rich meaty, fatty aspect to the nose that just blows me away. Stupendous.

Every wine I have from Big Basin is just as good as the next one. All so good and so well crafted. Hailing from the Rattlesnake Rock vineyard in Santa Cruz and definitely fruit forward. At this age, it’s drinking with more refinement than you may expect. Classy and stylish but never forgets about the fun. A lesson in how to make a big and bold Syrah without even coming close to going overboard. Smoke and grilled meat in the mouth to go with the vibrant red and blue fruits. Black pepper and menthol. The finish is long and fulfilling. Don’t listen to me, seriously don’t. Just go taste it.
— 8 days ago

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Cheers friend!🍷
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@Trixie Same to you!!

Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2016

Absolutely an amazing wine! Thank you @Ron R for recommending this! I am experiencing so many elements at the same time. Reminisce of an aged Chenin Blanc where you get creaminess almost wax cheese rind and honey. Picking up an almond sticky bun. Not really acidity but unique freshness of lemon, peaches & yellow apples. Golden hay in color, Med+ body w/ nice long finish. Drinking this w/ a nice chill presents some nice acidity.
Hard not to make a comparison (sigh) to something I paid a lot more for and enjoyed...not so much! Love the balance and 13.5 alc.
— 14 days ago

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@Dawn E. So happy you enjoyed this as much as I did. Hanzell Sebella at $22 per is just as strong. Get some!


Classy! Have a good weekend!🥂