Last night, early am flight back to Miami. Not going out with a big bang but instead one final solid bottle of Nebbiolo.
Lightly fragrant, high acidity, dry, 14 ABV.
NOTE: As a statistician, I suspect that my ratings while in Italy may have a built in +0.1 upward bias (e.g., an enhancement due to the experience of being there). With more data, I can test this via regression.
90 points — 8 days ago
Think this is the wine but no bottle present in a 3-wine Piedmont wine flight at the Grove Restaurant, Austin, TX. This 2017 vintage vino "checks the boxes" for a finer Barbera...we drank several of the kind, though not this one, a month ago in Piedmont, Italy. Tasty balanced subtle easy palate worthy of "swirl", delicious medium to deep dark berry flavor, perfect tannins...fine nose, legs...best of the Piedmont flight. Buy again... — 5 days ago
Lovely wine. I was expecting a light wine and it surprisingly had a consistency and appearance of a Cabernet Sauvignon. Earthy with notes of plum and shimeji. Higher alcohol grade invites this wine to a cellar for one or two years more. — 2 days ago
Mad love for this. Cherry. Cherry licorice. Licorice finish. But perfect balance. One of the most delicious wines of the year. Brighter than most superiores. I could drink a case of this... In a night. Had it with chicken with juniper berry sauce. Amazing. In a rational world anyone with space would buy 5 cases a year. Bought from fass selections. — 18 days ago
The big brother of the La Gamella, this Barbera superiore has a lighter color and more refined and complex nose of violets, baking spices, mint, liquorice and coffee; and higher acids, stronger blueberry and plum fruitiness, and more tertiary aromas from the age - than the simpler sibling. — 11 days ago