Alba, Cuneo

Prunotto

Occhetti Nebbiolo d'Alba 2016

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

Robert, Dr. and 5 others liked this

Paolo Scavino

Barbera d'Alba

Tim L
9.1

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

Romano Dogliotti

Campo Rosso Dolcetto d'Alba 2017

Sorry, didn't comment on this earlier. This was a nice change... Haven't had the grape in a long while. Definitely want to revisit.

91 points
— 19 days ago

P, David and 2 others liked this

Cantina Tomaso Gianolio

Dolcetto d'Alba 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

Killer nose. Deep purple fruits, spice and lovely minerality. Palate is concentrated. High toned with terrific grip and minerality. Lovely purity. Great length. Stupid good for a dolcetto. Awesome ripe tannins. Super pure. Wow. Sappy. — 9 hours ago

Neil, Severn and 1 other liked this

Giovanni Viberti

La Gemella Barbera d'Alba 2017

Blueberry, cherry, earth, licorice, tea, spice, and everything nice. Great Barbera! — 10 days ago

Chris, Ron and 6 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Barbera d'Alba 2016

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

Stephen liked this

Stefano Belbo

Il Duca Imperiale 1917 Rosa Imperiale Frizzante Semi-Sweet Nebbiolo d'Alba

So easy to drink, my mom remarked that it tastes like grape juice lol. Slightly sweet and just a little bit fizzy. Very nice but goes down too quickly! — 6 days ago

Sharon and Trixie liked this

Azienda Agricola Brovia

Sori' del Drago Barbera d'Alba 2017

Great length. Red cherry, leather, some dusty earth, slight savory. — 3 days ago

Matt, Anthony De and 1 other liked this

Cantina Tomaso Gianolio

Superiore Barbera d'Alba 2015

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

Keith, Neil and 4 others liked this

Giovanni Viberti

Bricco Airoli Superiore Barbera d'Alba 2013

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

Ron and Eric liked this