Monferrato, Piedmont

Vietti

Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2020

Update Day 2: I really liked this even more on day as everything grew on the below from day 1, the palate and the intensity all went up 2 notches! This exceeds the really good 2018 and should easily have the stuffing to age which is why this grape is getting so much attention in Barolo these days.
Day 1: I just tasted this last night, I got into a bottle and will see how it evolves over a few days. Preliminarily this is really good, better than the very good 2018 I last had at this stage, as it should be as it's a better vintage. The nose is med/med+, as this grape is typically more pronounced in flavor than aroma, where the flavors here are more med+. The coravin glass I had opened up nicely over 30 minutes, deepening with notes of apples and peach, a light background touch of honey and almonds, subtle and elegant minerality underpins it all. Med+ finish shows the texture this grape is know for in a med+ weight.
— 18 hours ago

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Ferrando Vini

Etichetta Bianca (White Label) Carema Nebbiolo 2016

Beautiful red berry, rosy aromatics with a hint of black pepper and tar.
Lean with tamer tannins than expected.
Very fun first experience with Caremark:)
— 2 days ago

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Gaja

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2011

Quite a bit of fraicheur and finesse in what was a warm year. Drinking beautifully with a long burn. Excellent. — 18 days ago

Ira, Vino and 6 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2018

Very pretty. Floral. Grippy finish. — 14 days ago

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Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 2005

I am a complete fan for this wine and producer. I have enjoyed different vintages and it has been a very consistent joy. This one is no different. Despite a crumbly cork.. the wine was a survivor! Rich perfume from the start. It’s special and it’s deep. Love the classic Barolo color. Purple at center brightening from there to orange at the rim. It’s still clear when you swirl to look through it and it has excellent lines. This wine has weight and heft. It lingers on the palate and covers with depth and an array of flavors and feels. My most obvious assessor applies to this wine. I can always tell what I like best by how fast it goes. This went down lightning fast. It opened well and because the cork was garbage it required a decant which I likely would have done anyway… Seventeen years in I would say this one has matured to its near peak. Fantastic bottle of wine. — 5 days ago

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Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo 2009

Tawny in colour and surprisingly transparent in parts. Menthol, dusty cherries, roses and a note of orange rind. With air in the decanter this medium bodied wine developed more weight on the delicious palate. Fine powdery tannins which you can smell and taste. Just a gorgeous nose which needed air. One of the 1001 wines and considered to be the embodiment of traditional Barolo. — 22 days ago

Jan, Peter and 27 others liked this

Luciano Sandrone

Le Vigne Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Cathy Corison
9.3

Treat. Love bottle development — 10 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Bric dël Fiasc Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

The very first Italian wine coming close to Napa perfumed wine. However tasting reveals the true age of this overperforming 04 Barolo. Highly recommended. — 3 days ago

Freek, Diederick and 10 others liked this

Cappellano

Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris-Nebioli Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Hot vintage Barolo

2011 required winemaking skill to create complex & interesting wines

DAY 1
Served with the Vinlog System
👃Perfumed & candied red fruit, cinnamon, spice, tar, roses, & resin. Spectacular

👅Good balance of fruit, acidity, & tannins. Lovely finish and pleasant tannins

The remaining wine “Slow Decanted” in my refrigerator

DAY 14
👅Smoke, tar, red fruit, pine resin, and a bit of spice. Elegant & beautiful

Very enjoyable now but it has plenty of life ahead. This wine should not suffer a narrow or short drinking window despite the 2011 conditions. In fact, I would expect this wine to become more serious with additional bottle age🍷🍷

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— 22 days ago

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Jay Kline

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Thanks for having the patience and sharing the process and progress of the experience!
Brent Young

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@Jay Kline It’s a fun project 🙂 I have recently posted on 3 Barolos from the 2011 vintage: Burlotto Monvigliero and Brovia Ca’ Mia included. These are all excellent winemakers and all 3 wines have been solid+ 🙌
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I enjoy all three of those producers immensely.

Bruno Giacosa

Roero Arneis 2020

Spring of 2022, $26. succulent mouth feel, perfect with heavier white Wine foods — 7 months ago