Piedmont

Azienda Agricola Bianchi

Sizzano Nebbiolo 2014

Now we’re talkin. Haven’t had a Sizzano in like 37 years. Dang. Relatively youthful color. Nose is lively and high-toned. Floral, bright cherry and red fruit, loads of crushed rock-infused dry warm gravel. Intense yet light-footed in the mouth. Forceful acidity buoys macerated cherry flavors that turn minerally as the finish extends. Some soft tannin hidden in there too. Will last and improve over the next several years but really fine now. Go Spanna! — 10 days ago

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@Tom Casagrande Thanks! More fun for hunting.

Agricola Brandini

La Morra Barolo Nebbiolo

Lovely and accessible 2015 Barolo. More ripe red fruit, even some apple…. but the typical Nebbiolo notes remain prevalent. You could let this sit for 5 more years, but it’s really good now with some air. — 3 days ago

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Ugo Lequio

Gallina Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Another truly superb 2016 Barbaresco. It’s a modern style, but has excellent balance. There’s a very generous core of surprisingly juicy cherry fruit here, but the tannins are ample and muscular. Glorious aromatics. This is a real winner. — 7 days ago

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Linnaea Trifulau

Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Very approachable indeed. Still a little shy, but beautifully balanced with liquorice, leather and dried floral notes on the nose, with an earthy palate that finishes with insistent tannins. Finished a main of beef, then needed to bring out some cheese to restore saliva levels. Decanted for four hours, but keen to leave this overnight and see how it develops. — 7 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Miru di Arlunno Marco

Vigna Cavenago Riserva Ghemme Nebbiolo Vespolina

A young beast.

Nose is cherry flower. As it opens rose petals.

Palate is lean cherry fruit. Some cherry licorice.

Needs 5 years. Or a long decant.

Bought from fass selections
— 3 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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vintage?

Azienda Agricola La Ca'Nova

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Much better the second day. Decanted and was okay but a little disjointed. Second day everything came together! Nice fruit, balanced and very pretty. TBL — 3 days ago

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Villa Ilaria

Piemonte Barbera Passito

2018- Vintage - passito - dried fruit character dried cherry , herbs , soft tannins nice balance for this type of wine — 14 days ago

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Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Vigneto Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

This was a little more shut down than past btls but with air revealing its greatness. Whole cluster showing lots of purity & elegance with notes of cherry, strawberry fruits, spice, rose petal & violet. Beautiful balance & length that needs more time but hard to resist now. — 8 days ago

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Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Langhe Freisa 2015

Sappy blueberries, black cherries, and limestone, almost effervescent, with plenty of balancing acidity, but also some initial funkiness (light Brett) which dissipates slightly. I can see why Freisa is often a blending grape, but in the hands of a great producer, it’s a solid standalone effort. — 8 days ago

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Vietti

Cascinetta Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2020

Ming L
9.0

Tasted this several weeks ago. At the suggestion of @Severn Goodwin , I bought several more bottles. Previous notes apply. Particularly enjoyable in a hot afternoon. — 5 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice! I haven't gotten to this vintage yet, will need to resupply the cellar, it's running low on this gem.