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.

Tenuta Monolo

Riserva Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 1989

Roses, bright red cherry fruit, leather, earth, high acid, well preserved 😘 — 2 months ago

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Lyle Fass

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89/90 are the most polarizing wines I have ever sold. Loved and hated by many!
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@Lyle Fass interesting! Do you think it’s because of bottle variation?
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@Brendan Baker yes and also many people want old wine but also many people don’t get old wine.

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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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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Vigneti Valle Roncati

Roano Sizzano Nebbiolo Blend

Nose: violets, lilacs, gorgeous. Ethereal. Pure.

Palate: perfect cherries. Hints of cherry licorice. Fresh.

Fass selections

— 3 months ago

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Le Piane

Boca Nebbiolo Blend 2015

Enjoyed with Thanksgiving 2023 — 6 days ago

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XVI Louis Dressner selections Vino Rosso Nebbiolo Blend

Well crafted. Mistake by Delectable. Is actually Santuvario XVIII. — 19 days ago

Colombera & Garella

Cascina Cottionano Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 2019

Egreggio!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 — 3 months ago

Tenute Sella

Orbello Coste della Sesia Nebbiolo Blend 2022

A love letter to what an every day drinking Alto Piemonte red can be — feather light, high toned, floral, spiced (star anise), earthy and fragrant. All the pomegranates. Finished the trip where we started. — 5 months ago

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What do they blend with the Nebbiolo ?
Adriana Fabbro

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@Joshua Fisher looked it up and actually much lower in Nebbiolo than I thought (only ~50%). The rest is a blend of barbera, Croatina, vespolina with a touch of cab!