Boca, Novara

Le Piane

Boca Nebbiolo Blend 2015

2022/5/7 with roast pork with rosemary, garlic and mostarda di Cremona, fresh favas and pecorino, etc. Lots of lovely red fruit jumps out on the nose, followed by some woodsier, earthier notes. Juicy fruit and acidity balances subtle but firm tannins. The last glass is even better, with a fosses effusion of pungent, spicy berries and subtle floral notes. — 9 days ago

LM, Daniel and 4 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Platinetti Guido

Vigna Ronco Al Maso Ghemme Nebbiolo 2015

Only rates this high after a couple of hours of opening. Super tight and barely aromatic upon opening. Eventually gets to a more traditional tar and roses Nebbiolo bouquet. Slight truffles, wet earth, and cherry in the mix. Fairly tannic after an hour open and eases up after two. — 9 days ago

Rovellotti

Chioso Dei Pomi Ghemme Nebbiolo 2013

Light floral aroma and first flavors with pomegranate, apple, and apricot. Next a tartness with cranberries that builds into the finish. Easy to drink. — a month ago

Ted, Severn and 10 others liked this

Le Piane

Mimmo vino rosso 2020

Sunday afternoon — 8 days ago

Azienda Agricola Bianchi

Ghemme Nebbiolo Blend 2011

Having this with a nice Brasato di Manzo. Lots of aged complexity. Nose has aged book library and mahogany scents, old leather, and deep cherry liqueur fruit underneath. Fruit is more prominent in the mouth, particularly with food. Very little tannin remains, and there is nice but gentle acidity. — 15 days ago

Severn, Peter and 8 others liked this

Casa Vinicola Paride Chiovini

Sizzano Red Blend 2015

Leggermente ancora sbilanciato sull'alcol. — 22 days ago

Ca' Rozzeria

Colline Novaresi Croatina Vespolina

See previous note:
Should be Carone’s 2018
15ha left of Croatina in Boca.
Day 2: Left in fridge w rubber stopper,
nose is muted, but the palate’s still there.
Crunchy. Still cheek filling, if a bit less so.
Yay.
— 2 months ago

Byron, Eddie and 10 others liked this

Le Piane

Maggiorina vino rosso 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2019 Maggiorina is such an engaging wine. Dark and mysterious, with striking complexity, this Nebbiolo/Croatina-based field blend is an absolute winner. Wild black cherry, lavender, sage, menthol and dried herbs grace the Maggiorina with striking complexity and nuance. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2022)
— a month ago

Lyle and Braulio liked this

Tenute Guardasole

Boca DOC Bio Nebbiolo Vespolina 2017

Has a really marvelous feral element on the nose. Tar, tobacco, leather and the smells of not only herbs but dark, sweet and sour fruits; tamarind, stewed italian plums, molasses. On the palate is juicy black and red fruit, candied black raspberries. This is all carried in a very pure and precise way on the palate. — a month ago

Michael, Tom and 23 others liked this

Tiziano Mazzoni

Ghemme ai Livelli Nebbiolo 2015

Delectable Wine
9.3

Mazzoni's 2015 Ghemme Ai Livelli is gorgeous. Floral and savory notes infuse the bouquet with notable presence. Light on its feet, yet wonderfully layered, the 2015 is super expressive right out of the gate. There's quite a bit of complexity, while the tannins are nicely mellowed by time. That makes for an incredibly appealing wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2022)
— a month ago