Uva Di Troia

Tenuta Monolo

Riserva Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 1991

Lyle Fass

Killer nose at 33 years young from an OK vintage. Chestnuts galore. tar, roses, melting road tar and crazy florals. Woodshop. Old Library books. Macerated cherries. Smells like elite Barolo. Just gorgeous. As it airs the minerals come through and the nose gets more and more expansive. I could smell this all day. Palate is tasting so young. Tannic and structured but with glorious cherry fruit and a mix of dried and fresh cherries. Very delicate yet big. This is so beautiful. Wow what sweet sweet cherry fruit and glorious freshness and acidity. This is terrific. Needs air as these all do. Nose now has burnt ember from a fireplace. Now after aid the complexity and finesse come in spades. It’s so elegant. The cherry fruit gets more defined. Now on Day 2 it has gotten better and better. These wines are timeless and ageless. Nose is a nebbiolo symphony with tar, dried roses, cigar box, dried cherries and huge minerality. So enveloping. Unreal chestnut. Palate is juicy and so clear. Amazing velvety tannins and so silky. Unreal wine. More finesse and better fruit clarity today. — 4 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Sorry, meant are these PnP notes or how long had it been open? Thanks.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin I think we use delectable a bit differently. I am constantly updating my notes. They aren’t done usually till day 2. I taste the wines over and over again. My notes are living until they are finalized but I don’t announce they are finalized. The final version is in the offer. Hope that clears it up.

Podere ai Valloni

Gratus Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo Uva Rara 2018

Intoxicating aromas
Just about perfect balance
Would love to have a case and drink it over time.
— 7 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

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Tom Casagrande

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

Pasini Azienda Agricola San Giovanni

Il Chiaretto Il Vino de Uva Notte Valtenesi Chiaretto Rosé Blend 2022

Solid quaffing but not much length or complexity. Mostly savory and fresh. — 6 months ago

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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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Olivier Rivière

Rayos Uva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2021


At Rijks Pop up. Interesting soft profiled floral Rioja that happened to match well with the designated fourth course of chicery bitterness — 2 months ago


Puer Apuliae Castel del Monte Nero di Troia 2004

At the end of its life but still kicking. Powerful Nero di Troia with smooth tannins. Perfect lamb accompaniment. Starting to pick up some balsamic notes but those flavors go well with lamb. — 4 months ago

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