Sizzano, Novara

Rovellotti

Val Plazza Nebbiolo 2017

Not as interesting as the innominabile bianco but a great QPR with anything-tomato. — 5 days ago

S.S., Eric and 6 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Platinetti Guido

Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2018

Hard to beat for $22. Aromas of walking through a field of flowers. Cherry, rose petal, and fresh tobacco flavors. Reminds me of a top tier Cote du Py. — a month ago

Mike, David and 2 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Miru di Arlunno Marco

Vigna Cavenago Riserva Ghemme Nebbiolo Vespolina 2008

Lyle Fass
9.5

What a nose. First Riserva at Miru since 2008! What a nose. Wow. Sick. Holy shit. Ethereal cherries like nothing you’ve ever smelled before. Leather and glorious spice. Roses and tar. It’s so detailed and the clarity is off the charts. Wow. I’m really blown away as this Ghemme is on another level. Moss, Sous bois, minerals. Mulch. So complex and haunting. Volnay meets Ghemme. What a palate. Sick. Sweet cherry fruit. Mid season and some sour cherries. Amazing clarity to the fruit. Sick sweetness. So so elegant. This is the best Ghemme I’ve ever had. What sweet and velvety tannins and such purity. This is amazing. So balanced, so fresh, so energetic and deep. The finish hits every nook and cranny. The finesse is top top notch. Mindblowing wine and it hasn’t even aired out yet. So juicy. So refined for a Ghemme but has a certain rusticity as well but even that is refined. This is a benchmark.

After air this is dizzying. Loads of deep spice and cherries. Minerals. Cherry cough drop. So aromatic. Wow. Leather. Like saddle leather. Palate has loads of sweet fruit and amazing tannins. So juicy. So refined and gentle for a Ghemme.
— 2 months ago

Matthew Cohen
with Matthew
Michael, Charles and 8 others liked this

Podere ai Valloni

Vigna Cristiana Boca Nebbiolo Blend 2011

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has dried roses, newly paved highway, dry leather, cut cherries, dried spearmint, dry clay soil, dried cigar and dry granite.
Palate has dried black cherry, mahogany shavings, dry/moist granitic soil, dried blackberry, matchstick cut red pepper, abundant fresh cherries with a long finish, slightly dry, many, many years ahead of this bottle.
Decanted 4+hours, more time needed, at hour four it's really starting to launch!
— a month ago

David, Ryan and 20 others liked this

Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo

Collis Breclemae Ghemme Nebbiolo 2000

Stunning Altopiemonte wine! On the nose: blood orange, caramelized brown sugar, roses, a touch of tar, a hint of glossy VA that morphs into herbs, esp. mint. On the palate, excellent acidity, Rainier cherry, blood orange, mint, great density. On the finish: juicy, and builds to a suprisingly dense finish with a touch of grapefruit. — 2 months ago

Douglas, Eric and 7 others liked this

Le Piane

Boca Nebbiolo Blend 2009

First time trying Le Piane.. well not strictly true, we had a glass of their Erbaluce at the beginning of the evening. Both wines were fantastic. Was introduced by a beautiful restaurant in the mountains (Villa Pizzini). Delicious. Shall be sourcing once back in the UK. — 2 months ago

Campo Delle Piane

La Meridiana Boca 1984

That color 😍 Initial stank quickly faded into sweet red berries and florals (transporting me to dewy orchards, images of raindrops on roses and more of my favorite things, etc). The potent acidity keeps the fruit surprisingly fresh and vibrant for its age - yes there’s loads stewed black cherry in there, but also some underripe red berries and tamarind paste, finishing with tarragon and a long chalky/mineral-laced finish. Elegant and tight
-lipped. If this is what 36 can be, bring on 2021!
— a month ago

Paul, Jae and 2 others liked this

Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo

il Mimo Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2019

I saw this nebbiolo rose and can't recall ever having a one so grabbed it for a beach day.
Darker ruby colored rose. Floral and red fruit nose. Strawberries, raspberry, peach, and rose petal on the palate. Very good. Definitely worth a try!
— 2 months ago

Ron and Mike liked this

Rovellotti

INNOMINABILE Colline Novaresi Bianco Erbaluce 2017

Cheap thrill. Made for August. — 3 months ago

Eric, S.S. and 7 others liked this