Orange almost. This seems like the juice of vines trying to get the little it can out of rocky, thin soil. Not s as whole lot of fruit. Earthy, rocky, some strong tannins. Generally sounds rather unappealing, but there is an appealing quality to this. — 3 days ago
The 2013 Gattinara Osso San Grato is a sinewy, tightly wound wine that captures the essence of what Nebbiolo here is all about. Dried cherry, mint, orange peel, rosewater, spice, dried flowers and wild red berry fruit emerge over time with some coaxing. There is plenty to look forward to in this very pretty and expressive wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020)
— a month ago
The Swiss Army knife my father gifted to me in 2002 on a trip to Niagara Falls has been a prized object in my life. From etching initials into tree bark to camping to building furniture to opening bottles of wine, this glorified knick knack has transcended that category for me and will always have its place on my desk wherever I may be.
Rich and creamy bouquet. Black pepper and vanilla and unusually, goat cheese.
Light in terms of tannins, but a medium to high acidity makes this stand out. Intense red cherries. Packs a punch berry fruit up front, the acidity rushes in at the midpoint and then ends with a slight, yet welcome, astringent note. — 11 days ago
In a great place. Cherry flower, sawdust, floral roses, so mineral, subtle and very pretty. Palate is lush and full of cherries, so juicy and mouthfilling with lovely opulence and freshness all at once. Round, and deep. Super fresh and lovely sour cherry. Just invigorating. Terrific purity — 9 days ago
Wet stone, still bright fruit, well integrated tannins, chocolate — 9 days ago
It's a cellar piece. Skeleton is there for sure. Far better on day two. Value nebs. — 19 days ago
The 2013 Gattinara is a fabulous introduction to these wines. Beautifully lifted and medium in body, the 2013 is supremely elegant in every way. Crushed red berries, rose petals, mint, pine and wild flowers are waft out of the glass in this striking, super-expressive, entry-level Gattinara from the Antoniolo family. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020) — a month ago
The 2019 Sperino Rosa del Rosa is stunning, opening to reveal depths of ripe peach and strawberry, with hints of cumin, ginger, dried orange, and roses. It floods the palate with silky textures, tugging at the cheeks as zesty acids settle in, then soothing through sweet liquid florals and ripe fruit. The finish is long, showing a hint of fine tannins, yet not austere; instead tactile, perfectly balanced with a hint of savory spice and just begging me to take another sip. This is a blend of Nebbiolo and Vespolina, which is gorgeous right now, but it may even get better with a little time in the cellar. Frankly, it was hard to put the glass down. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2020) — 13 days ago