Alba, Cuneo

Giacomo Fenocchio

Dolcetto d'Alba 2020

Stumbling on a Dolcetto from Fenocchio is like finding a discarded sketch from DaVinci. Took a while to open up but gave hints of dark fruits. Relatively dry (despite the name) with grippy tannins. With weeknight shish taouk. — 3 days ago

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Diego Conterno

Dolcetto D'Alba 2019

Had some with the winemaker. Think I liked this better than his Barolo… — 17 days ago

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Gianfranco Alessandria

Barbera d'Alba 2020

Dark garnet to the edge, touch of fruit on the nose with red plum. Smooth, medium bodied, red plum, maybe blackberry too. More fruit forward & lighter than expected. — 17 days ago

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Castello di Neive

Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2018

Tim L
9.2

Very nice, elegant and lush…exceptional Barbera! Deep dark big flavor balanced almost full-bodied Barbera d’ Alba Superiore. Rich berry berry, flavorful, managed tannins, smooth palate…drink again. — 2 days ago

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Cesare Bussolo

Santa Lucia Barbera d'Alba 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

In the zone now. First wine in eight days due to the flu. Thankful no COVID-19. Nose is spicey, ebullient and ripe. Juicy nose if possible. Mega Barbera fruit but also a Cornas like granitic tension. Wonderful deep and big berries. Palate is fresh and elegant with lovey linearity and freshness. Gotten more nimble as it ages. Very sappy and pure. Opulent but only just so. Great acids, balance and freshness. So so pure. Excellent showing. — 25 days ago

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Giuseppe Cortese

Barbera d'Alba 2021

Cathy Corison
9.1

Berry juice. Perfect acidity. Pretty SS only. — 22 days ago

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Cascina delle Rose

A Elizabeth Dolcetto d'Alba 2020

Best on day 3! Had this wine a number of times but was most impressed with the longevity of this most recent bottle. — 3 days ago

Giovanni Corino

Dolcetto d'Alba 2018

Easy to drink wine. Intense wood and tobacco on the nose. A little sour on the aftertaste but not bad. — 4 days ago

Giorgio Pelissero

Tulin Barbera d'Alba 2015

Dirty earth and leather. Big. Maybe too big. Not much Barbera, but I kind of like it anyway? Not the oak/fruit bomb I feared though — 10 days ago

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Cantina Luigi Pira

Superiore Barbera d'Alba 2020

Cathy Corison
9.0

Superiores- must be aged 6 months in oak. Berries, balanced. Tannic grip Barbera — 25 days ago

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