Alessandria, Piedmont

Villa Sparina

Gavi Cortese

Cool shaped bottle. It's Gavi. You simply cannot go wrong. — 12 days ago

Phil, Serge and 2 others liked this

Vigne Regali (Banfi)

Principessa Gavia Gavi Cortese 2017

Always solid and consistent — 17 days ago

Ron, Anthony De and 4 others liked this

Fratelli Alessandria

Speziale Verduno Pelaverga

Jeff D

Fresh, floral red and blue berry fruits, with subtle earth and baking spice, pale ruby in color but surprising structure, enjoyed with grilled blowfish tails and fettuccine with lamb sausage — 13 days ago

Azienda Agricola Brovia

Unio Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

We drank this after the Enrico Serafino and it didn’t take long to realize this was a step up in class and character despite the challenges that Brovia faced in the 2014 vintage; a year in which they sold off half of their holdings. From what I understand, this cuvee, the first of its kind in Brovia’s history, was made using grapes from the lower sector of Brea and two crus from Castiglione Falletto. The idea being that blending the best wines together would be vastly superior to bottling individual and relatively weak wines from each cru. I can say unequivocally that the strategy worked. The “Unio” as they called it, does not come
across as a limpid example of Barolo. Quite then contrary, there is profound depth and concentration that slowly gained in power the longer the bottle was open. No short supply of dark berries accompanied by spices, fresh asphalt, rose bushes, and minerals. A rapturous, tongue smacking finish that lasts for minutes closing with some rather lusty tannins. What a treat. The 2014 Brovia “Unio” should age gracefully and I, for one, will be looking forward to tracking its development.
— 8 days ago

Keith, leon and 3 others liked this

Vigneti Massa

Terra: Sic Est Colli Tortonesi Rosato Barbera Freisa 2017

Maraschino cherry, very light cranberry red, cherry taste with sticky syrup at end, grippy with sticky leathery acid, pair with spicy Asian! — 3 days ago

Crissante Alessandria

Capalot Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

Big /bold, black tea, quite floral and very aromatic, light in color...structurally all elevated...could sit for even longer..well done Alberto! — 10 days ago

Deb DellapostaGuy FioreGregory Fulchiero
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Anthony De and Daniel P. liked this

Gianfranco Alessandria

Barbera d'Alba 2016

Tart and a little tannic, great with pizza — 22 days ago

Cascina I Carpini

Colli Tortonesi Timorasso 2015

— 5 days ago

Vigneti Massa

Derthona Colli Tortonesi Timorasso 2016

Wow, bianco, lemon and floral — 24 minutes ago

Madison Thatcher
with Madison