Alba, Cuneo

G.D. Vajra

Coste & Fossati Dolcetto d'Alba 2017

Nose has ripe blackberry, wet leather, wet metallic rocks and shaved dark chocolate.

Palate has ripe blueberry, tannic blackberry, hibiscus tea with medium tannins and a long finish. Impressive wine.

Color is amazing, dark purple, almost could be viewed as CA Syrah or Spanish Grenache. A gifted bottle from a Tastevin brother who's come to know my palate, a delicious offer. Best Dolcetto I've tasted, weighty and beautiful, yet youthful.
— 3 days ago

Robert, Paul and 37 others liked this

Luciano Sandrone

Dolcetto d'Alba 2017

Intense blackberries and black cherries, dark purple color, dash of anise, chocolate and plum. White pepper.

Something initially on the nose; green peppers, mushrooms, barnyard? But it mellowed out after a few minutes.

Soft, smooth, silky...very nice.
— 3 days ago

MaJ liked this

Massolino

Serralunga d'Alba Barbera d'Alba 2018

Quite a nice barbera. Hits all the notes. Medium bodied, medium acid, nice finish, refreshing and very drinkable, great red fruit. — 8 days ago

Matt liked this

Elio Altare

Dolcetto d'Alba 2018

Delectable Wine
8.9

Altare’s 2018 Dolcetto d'Alba offers terrific varietal character to match its mid-weight personality. The 2018 is a bit lighter than most editions - that is the vintage - but it also has tons of nuance in its dark plum, leather, cedar, licorice and tobacco flavors. This is classic Dolcetto. $20.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2020) — 2 days ago

Brian, Ryan and 13 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Nebbiolo d'Alba 2015

Very pleasant. Lots of bright, fresh strawberry and cherry notes. Lively and weightless on the palate supported by a nice underlying tannic structure. — 12 days ago

Tom, Dawn and 32 others liked this

Vietti

Scarrone Barbera d'Alba 2016

A heady menagerie of fruit and floral aromas, intense fruit flavors balanced by a driving acidity. Raspberry, plum, cherry, and blackberry, both fresh and candied characteristics. Oak further balances the fruit further but plays nicely and I want more — 3 days ago

Giacosa Fratelli

Nebbiolo d'Alba 2017

2017 - still really young but good earthy, leathery notes. Very good for such a low price. — 2 days ago

Pier Paolo Grasso

Morosa Barbera d'Alba 2016

Lyle Fass
9.1

Barbera. Lovely nose. Smokey, berry fruit, big and ripe, very clean, juicy, smokey, balanced and life with a little tinnnyiness. Delicious and will work very well wirh food. 100% stainless steel. 40 year old vines. Purity and balance. Getting better by the minute. Old school. Good long finish. — 8 days ago

Dawn, Steven and 4 others liked this

Pier Paolo Grasso

Terre dei Ru Nebbiolo d'Alba 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

Classic Nebbiolo. Smoke, tar, roses, leather, spice, complex and pure. Good grip, very juicy, balanced and pure. Gorgeous Treiso fruit. Pure. Textured, juicy, pure. It has such lovable classic Nebbiolo fruit. It’s very giving in a super classic. — 8 days ago

Josh, Chris and 7 others liked this

Flavio Roddolo

Nebbiolo d'Alba 2011

Classic, rustic Nebbiolo. Nothing fancy, but certainly enjoyed. Needed a lengthy decant which I did not give it. Will be interesting to see how this develops over the next several years. Rating may very well improve. — 9 days ago

Renee Lanza
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