Dogliani, Cuneo

Poderi Luigi Einaudi

I Filari Dogliani Dolcetto 2017

50+ YO vines. Sublime. Oldest Dolcetto south of Barolo. — 22 days ago

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Pio Cesare

Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

I was simply mesmerized by this 2010 Pio Cesare Barolo (WWB, 94) which showed considerably better on the second day. While only an infant now, this displays wonderful red rose, red raspberry cordial, blood orange zest, and sweet tobacco with leather flavors. The weight and verve of this Barolo really entices, particularly once the tannins begin to settle. This great Pio Cesare will age gracefully for many decades. Drink 2019-2035- 94 — 3 days ago

Laura, Ken and 2 others liked this

Gaja

Conteisa Langhe Nebbiolo 1996

Unlike me this is ageing at a glacial pace. This 1996 was vibrant, energetic, and powerful, wood still present but integrating, balsamic, dark red fruit, leather, spice. Brought by a good friend. Very special wine. — 5 days ago

Severn, Neil and 10 others liked this

Bruno Rocca

Rabajà Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2009

I love this producer but this wine was less than expected. It was austere and a bit hot. I bet 5 more years or a long decant would make a big impact. — 4 days ago

Ron, Anthony De and 3 others liked this

Deltetto

Langhe Pinot Nero 777 2016

I know it is Tuesday evening but I wanted to try this 2016 Deltetto Clone 777 Langhe Pinot Nero. I had picked this up about a week ago and had a taste for a pinot noir or nero tonight. An Italian pinot noir from the Langhe of Piedmont.

On the nose there is mutes notes of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, rose petals, sassafras and dusty soil.

On the palate I have notes of cherry, cranberry, raspberry, clove, licorice, wet leaves and dried summer soil.

This wine is medium bodied with medium to + acidity and medium + mouth coating grippy tannins that lead right into a medium to long pleasing finish. Be self assured that tomorrow brings the middle of the week and the long weekend be upon us. Stay safe and enjoy the slide unto a fine weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 19 hours ago

David, Hermes and 12 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 2009

@Eric LaMasters set up a tour on Friday of La Quercia, a top end producer of specialty cured meats. We met up at the cheese bar before for Italian/Spanish and Rhône wines. @David L brought a classic Conterno. The bloodlines here are obvious, lots of depth and concentration and clear 30+ years of stuffing. — 5 days ago

Bill, P and 29 others liked this

Hilberg-Pasquero

Barbera d'Alba 2017

2 of 2 byob choices at French bistro. I love this Piedmontese producer. Dark cherry notes, generous layer upon layer as it opens up. Just well made wine. Went beautifully with my MR flat iron steak. Big on natural wine making practices (Steiner?) so always a plus for me. — 13 days ago

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Gaja

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2015

Loved the Gaja amidst this nice lineup. It was tar and roses. Biggest of the bunch in flavor and the oldest at same time. The Conterno changed a lot in the glass. Started out tasting like it was nearly over the hill. Quickly climbed back to a very enjoyable wine and then dipped down again pretty quickly all within a couple of hours. The Vietti duo was spectacular and even better the next day. Preferred Ravera as it’s taste matched the powerful aromatics whereas the Lazzaritos flavor was a bit subdued in comparison. Nitpicking to be sure. Can’t wait to have these again after some age. — 2 days ago

Bill, Anthony De and 1 other liked this

Cantine Elvio Tintero

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2013

Tintero was founded in 1900 and produces about 50k cases a year. 45 of their 75 acres are planted to Moscato. $19.99 retail. Only made in exceptional vintages. Always snapped up before it hits inventory lists in this market. Sourced from 2 parcels that make up less than 2.5 acres in Neive, one planted in 1980 the other in 1990. 24 months in 10-20 year old 500L puncheons, bottled unfined and unfiltered. — a day ago

Shawn, Neil and 16 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Santo Stefano Di Neive Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1996

This continued to build and was extremely expressive by the end of lunch. Huge turn around from the initial pop. Very “tomboy-ish” combining strength and femininity. Spice cake, sappy tart cherry @Joe Lucca — 5 days ago

Bill, P and 26 others liked this