Cesare Bussolo

Fossati Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Lyle Fass

Been saving this as Cesare’s Barbera was transcendental and I knew the Barolo had to be at a minimum profound. My instincts were correct. The style here is classically styled but a hint of polish with such subtleties. More Robert Bressan than Jacques Tati. Just a stunning nose. Gorgeously refined, defined and perfumed cherry. Incredible mineral spine. Woodsy, salty. Just so complex. So perfumed. Flowers galore. Elite aromatics. Level of precision, refinement and vividness that is remarkable. Top top class. What a palate. Incredible fruit and so refined. My goodness this is one sexy, elegant wine. Wow. Chambolle 1er Cru like. So so pretty. Beautiful salty, cherry fruit, velvety and sweet tannins and just remarkable freshness and a 1/10th of a percent of opulence. The tannins are so sweet and refined but this does not come across as sweet due to the pointed minerality. So long. This will age decades but it is ridiculously great today. But ideally better and more integrated in 5 years. What a distinctive style here. — 2 years ago

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Rosantico Moscato Rosa 2011

one of the best I have ever had.
essence of rose.
— 8 years ago


Cru Pignol Venezia Giulia IGT Pignolo 1998

Thank you Mr. Parzen. — 9 years ago

Vanessa Trevino Boyd
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Isaac Johnson

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So elegant. Delicious 16 year old wine.


Friuli Verduzzo Friulano 2011

Unique, at least for me, but a great warm-weather wine. — 6 years ago

David Schiraldi

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You had a big night!
Brent S

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Anywhere from a large taste to a glass each, but yes. A GREAT night.


Carat 2006

Filippo Calabresi

botanical garden: mint, basel, eucalyptus, lavender, cloves. Then some honey, caramel, a slight-to-me-great oxidation. Sounds of applause. — 8 years ago


Pinot Nero 2006

Insane!! Can't believe I'm having a burger (super burger but still a burger) to this wine. — 8 years ago


Venezia Giulia Rosantico Moscato Rosa 2011

"The Chicken and the Egg" paired with Mastri Vinai Fulvio Bressan Rosantico Moscato Friuli-Venezia-Giulia 2011 — 6 years ago

Steve and Deborah liked this


Venezia Giulia IGT Merlot 2001

Yeah, look...Fulvio's got problems. But secondary market 14-year-old Merlot (which is incredible wine, by the way) was available for $20. I'll take it. — 7 years ago

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Friuli Verduzzo 2007

Hate to love this wine in spite of the maker's personal shortcomings, but gotta give credit where it's due. Tremendous complexity in aroma, flavor, and texture showing bright quince and persimmon along with hazelnut and oxidative notes. Solid acidity and waxy texture. — 8 years ago


Friuli Isonzo Pinot Nero 2004

Grande Pinot Nero della Val d'Aosta-Italy — 9 years ago