Giovanni Manzone

Giovanni Manzone

Bricat Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Just lovely and a really nice expression of Gramolere with just a touch more heft than the latter version would display. Not quite the magnitude of the 2013 Bricat but still massively satisfying. Tannins are are still quite firm so years to go yet. Lovely now though...if you’re somewhat masochistic 😉 — 2 days ago

Hermes, Ira and 4 others liked this

Giovanni Almondo

Valbianchera Barbera d'Alba 2017

Black fruits, very ripe (but not overripe like many ‘17s), shows the modern approach a bit more than previous vintages. Just a hint of new barrel. About as good as hot-vintage Barbera can be. — 12 days ago

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Giovanni Corino

Barolo Nebbiolo 1998

Exceeded expectations. Given vintage, and style of Corino winemaking, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But this bottle came through. After a long decant, showed impressive typicity, clarity of fruit, balanced oak, fine tanin, nice finish. Glad I have 2 more. — 19 days ago

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Giovanni Manzone

Castelletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

The whole damned rose bush. That’s what this smelled like. I’ve never smelled roses so prominently in a Barolo before. Of course, there were dark and red fruit, dried herbs and tar and other wonderful things but the roses played the starring role for sure. This is in a gorgeous place right now but it certainly has the structure for many, many years to come. — 18 days ago

Ceccherini, Ira and 4 others liked this

Giovanni Canonica

Paiagallo Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Barolo from central casting that drank seamlessly despite its youth. Tar and roses, cherry pie baking somewhere, some wet earth hiding in my glass. Superb. — 22 days ago

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Tenuta S. Giovanni Valdisanti Toscana Cabernet Franc Blend 2014

2014 vintage, imbibed Aug/2019. Needed decanting ... very closed at first, practically no nose at all. Began to open up after a half hour to 45 minutes. Eventually - good fruit, big body, but tannins well controlled. I had my doubts at first, but ended up really enjoying with a hearty beef dinner. — 10 days ago

Giovanni Manzone

Il Crutin Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Very nice, well balanced with strong varietal taste. Good value — 11 days ago

Giovanni Montisci

Modestu Moscato 2017

600 bottles produced.
Dry, but very intense nose that hints easily of honey, rose, herbs and all the Moscato spectrum. Intensely and deliciously
Quite long and so unique
— 12 days ago

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Giovanni Viberti

Buon Padre Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Plowed through this with deliberation over conversation. With Ben Grizzle. — 6 days ago

Giovanni Rocca

Giaculin Nebbiolo d'Alba 2017

Delicious Barbers at Max’s! — 18 days ago