Antonio Vallana E Figlio

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Gattinara Nebbiolo 2007

Excellent mature Nebbiolo.....bittersweet sour cherries and coarse tannins — 21 days ago

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Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2011

All leather and dark cherries dusty Italian goodness. — 3 months ago

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Spanna Cinque Castelli Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 1967

A much darker color than I would have expected from a 52 year old wine. Powerful, youthful and complex aromas of plums and tobacco. At this point your mind is racing , can the palate equal or exceed the nose because you know if it can you are in for a treat. A very alive , acid driven palate of plums, cherries and tea. Had an old vine creaminess component. After approximately 2 hours the wine started to take on a less open personality. — a year ago

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Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

What a treat—Have heard stories about the old Vallanas but started to think they were myths. Thanks for sharing. Curious how you feel about the new generation of Vallana, which often gets released with several years of bottle age, it seems (I like them, a lot).
Ira Schwartz

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@Peter Sultan have had a handful of ‘58s and most have been drinkable to wow.
I posted on a 1997 Gattinara a few years back that was wonderful. So funny because last weekend I purchased a bottle of their 2010 Boca for my GF’s “ cellar” ( which in this case means a mixed case in a box) . I have always found tremendous Q/PR with them🤫
Peter Sultan

Peter Sultan

If only my wife came with a cellar 🤪@Ira Schwartz! They really do bring QPR, & that rusty iron ingot, old school palate is in my wheelhouse- cheers

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Campi Raudii Gattinara Nebbiolo

Great Nebbiolo based red blend from Piedmont. Cherries stuck in tar. — 6 days ago

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Piemonte Barbera

Pizza in the outdoor pizza oven. Barbera seemed like a good choice. It is. Nice fruity wine w some acidity — 3 months ago

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Vallana Campi Raudi Red Blend 2011

Drinking spectacularly - paired with goat bolognese pappadelle at Spuntino in Denver — a month ago

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Cuvée Bernardo Vallana Spanna Nebbiolo 2013

Similar to my review below, but showing some earthy “band-aid” and a tinginess on the tongue, almost like carbonization. Really good. Gotta get a bottle for my brother Tom Casagrande, who uses to drink this in the early 80s. — 3 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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I would not complain
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

I think Vallana always punches above their weight (price) class. So affordable and always properly aged and they cover the waterfront in the alto Piemonte.
Evan Bienstock

Evan Bienstock

These wines age so well. Lay them down.

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Spanna Montalbano Nebbiolo 1973

concentrated, dark and spicy. Aromatics reminded me of a hunting lodge. Hanging meat, fine leather, fire stove and preserved fruits. Excellent bottle, at peak but still in tact. — 10 months ago

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