Croatina

Azienda Agricola Barni

Bramaterra Belvedere Nebbiolo Blend 2010

Lyle Fass
9.3

Love aged nose. Sous bois Italian style. Terrific spice. Lovely array of spice. Very complex and engaging. Mid season cherries. Palate is juicy and deep with beautiful mid season cherrie and terrific structure, depth and concentration. Lovely spice on the palate. Lingers. Very well balanced and some sauvage elements as well. Long finish. Not that elegant but beastly in a good way. Terrific juiciness that lingers. — 3 days ago

Severn, Daniel and 7 others liked this

Le Piane

Maggiorina vino rosso 2018

Spicy nose. A bit grapey initially. Sort of like an Alto-Piemonte version of Beaujolais. This is a field blend of 12 varietals. Mostly Croatina and Nebbiolo. Aged 12 months in stainless steel. Plenty of herbal notes with some pepper on the finish. — a month ago

Dawn, Alex and 14 others liked this

Colombera & Garella

Cascina Cottionano Coste della Sesia Rosso Nebbiolo Blend 2016

Great for a lighter wine than I usually drink. — 2 months ago

Eric, Alex and 5 others liked this

Tenuta Belvedere

'La Coccinea' Croatina

Full body, médium tanin , black cherry — 15 days ago

Tenuta Monolo

Riserva Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 1990

A somewhat stunningly beautiful snapshot of evolution in a bottle. Definitely do not wait on this at this point (and no need to decant, but there is a ton of sediment). Pale brick red in the glass. Aromatically very nice, but lost a bit as the night wore on. Quite pure and fresh on the palate with light red cherries, dried red flowers, good acid, long finish. Very fun one to try. — a month ago

Andrew, Matt and 3 others liked this
Matt Perlman

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Ok, intrigued

Sergio Barbaglia

Colline Novaresi Croatina Nebbiolo 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

Love this wine. Plum. Spice. Berries. Blackberry. Florals. Wet stones. Just wonderful. Juicy, clean, sappy and pure. Precise and rustic, the perfect trattoria wine. — 3 days ago

Severn, Daniel and 7 others liked this

Andrea Picchioni

Bricco Riva Bianca Buttafuoco Oltrepò Pavese

Richly textured, full bodied, earthy forest floor Oltrepo Pavese croatina blend. Hazelnuts, fava, sour cherries. — 2 months ago

Ian and Alex liked this

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Rosso Cà del Merlo Veneto Corvina Blend 2009

Yes it’s big and mouth coating and raisiny and plummy and all the things you would associate with a wine made in this way, but it still manages not to fatigue the palate. It’s rich and complex rather than clunky or unwieldy. Developing some secondary leather bound books kind of stuff, and some cocoa and spice. Not an every night kind of thing but very nice with this lamb merguez pasta — 2 months ago

Steven, Ira and 11 others liked this
Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

An interesting wine for sure. It’s like it’s not sure whether it wants to be an Amarone or a Ripasso. Had an 11 a few weeks back and there was something kind of stilted about it - like a muffled shout - not sure if it was the vintage or whether the bottle was just at a weird point in its development. Gotta respect Quintarelli and all, but for $90 I wanted something more 🤷🏻‍♀️
Matt Perlman

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@Adriana Fabbro Yep agreed, a screaming value (or even a muffled value) this is not