Langhe, Cuneo

Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Dives Langhe Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The nose is spicy and intense, while showing all of the textbook nuances of Sauvignon Blanc, displaying gooseberry, grassy sour lime and hints of kiwi, as smoky mineral tones develop in the glass.  It’s wonderfully textural on the palate, both sweet and sour, as the cheeks pucker from zesty citrus-tinged acids, yet there’s a ripeness to the fruit here that creates beautiful contrasts.  The finish is long, perfumed and full of tension, leaving the mouth watering for another sip.  The 2018 G.B. Burlotto Dives is fermented in large acacia wood barrels which gives it so much complexity and presence on the palate. — 19 hours ago

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Jay Kline

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Oh snap! Been wanting to try this.

San Fereolo

Austri Langhe Barbera 2011

Palmer Emmitt
9.1

Bursts from the glass with pomegranate, cherry cough drop and shoe polish. These notes carry onto the expansive palate which is structured with melty tannins and bracing acidity. Despite the mature character of the flavors, the medium-long finish is fresh and zippy. Barbera done well is so much fun! — 11 days ago

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Renato Ratti

Ochetti Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Light and fluffy, just like the homemade gnocchi I made to go with it in a cream gorgonzola sauce. The 2017 is a bit young right now, if im being honest, but I still enjoyed every drop. — 12 days ago

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Cascina Sot

Langhe Nascetta 2019

Lyle Fass
9.3

Nascetta is lovely niche grape of the Langhe. I adore it. Nose is lavender, very floral, like a Crabtree and Evelyn store. Some apple, pear and fantastic spice. Super aromatic. Sweet Meyer lemon and sweet citrus as well. Palate is terrific fruit, lemon, lime, grapefruit, intense rocky mineralIty that reminds me of Germany and terrific depth. Great structure and very dry. Great mouthfeel and superbly mineral. Like really really mineral. Some citrus pith. But while being mineral it has a great mouthfeel. Super juicy and racy. Love this. — 5 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Some great color there.
Lyle Fass

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@Severn Goodwin it is indeed. Killer stuff.

Gaja

Sito Moresco Langhe Nebbiolo Blend 2013

Ruby with aromas of fresh red berry fruits, floral and slight spicy notes. On the palate Cherry and Cranberry flavors, well balanced with acidity and fine soft tannins. The finish is long, ending with earthy smoky minerality. Nice now but will age well. Tasting Sample. Nice!! — 11 days ago

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G.D. Vajra

Claré J.C. Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

Ruby with notes of red fruits and floral scents. On the palate elegant red fruits with notes of blueberry and earthy dried lavender. Good balance, soft fine tannins, medium finish ending with fruit and earthy character. Nice value. Consistent quality. — 14 days ago

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Gaja

Costa Russi Langhe Nebbiolo 1998

Gaja on a Tuesday night...why not. Not quite as good as the last bottle we had, the heat and ripeness and oak all comes through just a bit more. But the nose alone is incredible - so much deep dark ripe red fruit. Excellent mouthfeel and mid palate fruit, it’s just the finish that isn’t quite all there (other than the acid). The tannins are notably chewy and drying. — 3 days ago

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Elio Sandri

Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Very nice wine but certainly some serious tannins on it. Quite a traditional langhe nebbiolo. With an hour plus decant this is very good - but would love to try in a couple years. Excellent quality for price. Dark cherry, some earthy notes, good acid, great mouthfeel. Definitely one for food. Would definitely be 9.0-9.2 with a couple years. — 8 days ago

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Giuseppe Rinaldi

Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Class act by Rinaldi. Lavender, blueberries, crushed flowers, spices, medium bodied, elegant and punches so way above its price tag. Delicious now but can benefit from a few years in the cellar. Top notch stuff and highly recommended. — 13 days ago

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Mauro Sebaste

Centobricchi Langhe Bianco 2017

This 100% Viognier is a star bright green gold. Old bananas and fresh white flowers on the abundant nose. Full bodied complex palate yields all sorts of stuff: banana, magnolia petal, underripe and overripe tropical fruits, white pepper, white peach, and on and on. Finish is medium long and doesn’t fade into that darkness typical of many white Rhône varieties. Medium minus acidity, of course. This is classic Viognier. Very varietally typical in every way. Enjoy on its own or with rich “white wine” dishes , especially cream sauces or roasts poultry. Drink now through 2022. — 8 days ago

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Winston Jones

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I don’t think I’ve ever had a Viognier from Italy!sounds interesting.
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@Winston Jones - I’m finding that the regions close to “other places” (Alto Adige, Piemonte, Valle d’Osta, Lombardia) do remarkably well with varieties from those “other places.” Piemonte isn’t that far from the Rhône. I got a Condrieu in this month’s WFL case. Should be an interesting comparison.