Novaresi, Novara

Cantine del Castello Conti

Spanna Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2020

Classic, light ruby, tight little tannins, good fruit…even the people who “don’t like red wine” liked this gem — 4 days ago

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Le Piane

Maggiorina vino rosso 2020

A crunchy, vibrant field blend of Nebbiolo & Croatina ++. Full of energy & character.
Ripe cherries with flowery notes, underlined with some stony minerality and a bit of orange zest freshness. So enticing & fresh. Very alive.
Joyful & crunchy on the palate with edgy, juicy tannins, zippy acidity and cherries galore. Delicious, unpretentious stuff - so drinkable and so food friendly. Another benchmark glou-glou wine.
What a nice discovery from Alto Piemonte.
— 3 days ago

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Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo

Cantalupo Anno Primo Ghemme Nebbiolo 2012

2023/9. Nice, traditional mountain Spanna, lithe but autumnal, ready to drink — 2 months ago

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Torraccia del Piantavigna

Ghemme Nebbiolo Blend 2015

Jul 2023: young, fresh and nice — 5 months ago

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Boca Nebbiolo Blend 2016

Adjacent profile wise to Northern Rhone: gamey, mineral & earthiness to it’s core; it’s the decaying rose petals, & hibiscus edges (& lighter shades) that point to its true, Nebbiolo soul. I’ve heard some wine folks mourn the loss of the original Valana, & that the younger family upstarts can’t come close to the originals. I don’t know, but for about 25$ this is is dang-it good Alpine red. — a month ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
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Tom Casagrande

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Yeah the 60s and early 70s Vallana wines were in a class by themselves.

Vini Barbaglia

Boca Nebbiolo Vespolina 2016

Nose : cherry spice. Cherry licorice intense florals.

Palate: sweet cherry. So elegant. Lovely. Elite balance. Hint of elegant spice.

Seriously. If you like nebbiolo you are nuts not to buy a case of this at this price.

Fass selections.
— a month ago

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Rusin Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo Rosé 2022

Gentle honey and fruit notes with a dry finish. Delicious chilled and refreshing — 4 months ago

Azienda Agricola Platinetti Guido

Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2019

Wowza! A big nose of tar & blood oranges. Both day 1 and 2. A minimally f’d with Nebbiolo from a cooler site, put into large Slovenian oak. Not forever, but enough. No wood apparent. But it’s luscious, just short of full. ( There have been Baroli pass these lips that were not up to this). A hidden gem. — a month ago

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Le Piane

Boca Nebbiolo Blend 2015

Enjoyed with Thanksgiving 2023 — 4 days ago

Erin Monju
with Erin


Sizzano Nebbiolo Blend 2016

Great vintage, soulful rendition of Nebbiolo, but just know it’s more like a 3 minute Stax records hit, rather than a long play jam of, say, Les Mcann Compared To What. Still, for20$, I’d choose it most days of the week. Some of that burnished leather furniture & forest floor is coming through the Nebbiolo, & so it’s more black fruited & evocative than peppy. Just know it’s a shorter finish. — 2 months ago

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