Ferdinando Principiano

Ferdinando Principiano

Boscareto Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Took some time to open up. Be even better with more time in the bottle. — 25 days ago

Ferdinando Principiano

Dosset Dolcetto d'Alba

Drew Summers
9.0

Best Dolcetto value on the planet? — 4 months ago

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i Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso

R_B_L_ Brut Nature

So good. Sweet stone fruit. Apricot, white peach. Fantastic spumante out of Italy — 4 months ago

San Ferdinando

Toscana Ciliegiolo 2013

Dry and tight but also fruity. Classic Tuscany taste. — 5 months ago

i Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso

Clivi Brazan Collio Goriziano Friulano 2007

Andrew Holod
9.3

Extended aging on lees? I couldn't remember that in my cellar. What I knew was that I had a big dish of braised cardoons, my first ever attempt at cooking or eating them. What to pair with this pungent, artichoke scented veg... Something to offset its bitterness, with body, not a ton of tannin; maybe a Langhe rosso? Hrm, maybe a skin contact Vitovksa? Ooh, I have these old i Clivi wines. Hrm, Brazan is the oldest, let's give it a shot.
Cardoons: artichoke, bay leaf, floral (daisy family), reminds me of Chrysanthemum tea w DimSum many years ago in NYC.
Wine: deep golden, reverberant bass notes, resinous, shows a vanilla tinged, slightly volatile edge next to the cardoons.
About as excellent a pairing as I could hope for in Covid-Year 2.
— 12 days ago

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Ferdinando Principiano

Barolo del Commune di Serralunga d'Alba Nebbiolo 2016

Drew Summers
9.3

Lithe & High-Toned. — 4 months ago

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i Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso

Clivi Galea Colli Rosso Orientali del Friuli Merlot Blend 2016

This review is not for the Merlot 2016 Clivi Brazan Friulano Best example of this varietal I have ever tried(from over 20 examples)...clean aromas, rich and complex but not at all reduced/earthy, so well made. Begs for dinner! Very fine texture without strong Almond bitterness in the finish. Not cheap for me at least it sets a benchmark for Friulano BRAVO! — 4 months ago

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i Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso

Delle Venezie Ribolla Gialla 2018

Really a lovely bottle. Expressive, floral and more persistent than most Ribollas. (Significantly better than the last bottle of this wine, which wasn’t bad.) — 2 months ago

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i Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso

Friuli Colli Orientali Ribolla Gialla 2018

Apricots, almonds, fruity but smooth. Slight acid. Lovely with seafood and cheese — 4 months ago