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Riserva Ultimi Raggi Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2013

Lyle Fass
9.6

Wow. Super floral nose. Heavenly roses. So delicate yet super intense. Spices galore. Tons of wet earth. So Burgundian. Super refined. Just stunning. Palate is elegant and a bit young out of the gates. Super delicate. Haunting. This is scary elegant. So long. Silky and sweet with mid season cherries and the most ethereal tannins, yet they are substantial and structured. Just incredible stuff. Has years to go but a very nice drop today. The length is astonishing. My score will go up. — 8 days ago

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@Jay Kline these 13 Riservas are fire!
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@Lyle Fass i bet 🤤. Have not had…yet.

Marco Ferrari

Rosso di Valtellina Nebbiolo 2020

Bone dry! Medium–light. Lots of minerals and wet steel, not surprising for an Alpine wine. Graphite, crunchy red fruit, touch of baking spice, brambles. From a new producer that had worked with Ar.Pe.Pe. From Flatiron Wines. 11/27/22. — 5 days ago

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Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Rosso di Valtellina Chiavennasca 2020

Light in colour yet still with all the Nebbiolo beauty.
Dusty crunchy, cherries, very floral, a pinch of spice & a whiff of leather. Fresh, lively, emoticons. Brilliant energy.
On the palate this is on the lighter side, with a proper Nebbiolo tannins and bright acidity.
This is absolutely lovely and so drinkable, even so young and w/o decanting.
— 13 days ago

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Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Riserva Rocce Rosse Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2013

Perhaps the prettiest of the riservas we’ve tried. Singing alpine cherries. Ethereal. Magnificent. — a month ago

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Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Stella Retica Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

Another fine vintage here. Arpepe really leaned into the 2017 style and made really pretty wines that could not be more different than the dense. powerful and structured 16’s. I can’t think of 2 more contrasting back to back vintages right now. Maybe 02/03 German Riesling.

Anyway nose is mysterious smokey spices and some faint mid asian cherry but dominated now by spice and florals that are picking up by the second. Palate is generous, forward and has a sense of restrained richness. Tannins are ripe but mineral driven and the fruit stain on the backend is wonderful and the backend is so long. Really compelling stuff in a notorious vintage for Langhe Nebbiolo and not the best in Valtellina. Arpepe is truly a great winery more for wines like this than wines in obviously great vintages like 16/13 and 2010.
— a month ago

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Riserva Buon Consiglio Grumello Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2013

Wine #4 at the Truffle dinner with wines from Piedmont. Earth and flowers. Tar and roses. @55 Seventy — 22 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Not Barbaresco, this is Valtellina (Lombardy) and the village/region is Grumello.
Deborah M

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Thanks @Severn Goodwin bad notes. A lot of wine was enjoyed that evening. I will fix.
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No worries 😉 been there too. These AR wines are great, 13 is 👍

Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Rosso di Valtellina Nebbiolo 2017

Berry fruit, leather and dust, a hint of mushroom, vibrant and structured yet super approachable. — 20 days ago

Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Riserva Rocca de Piro Grumello Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2011

Really nice aroma of black truffle, dried roses, ash. Medium weight on the palate and dry velvety tannins. — 2 months ago

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Cantina Ar.Pe.Pe.

Grumello Rocca de Piro Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2015

Had at Bazar Meats in Chicago. Cherry — a month ago

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