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
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
@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
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
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
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