Luciano Sandrone

Luciano Sandrone

Barbera d'Alba 2016

Very dark purple, opaque and almost black. Violets and plum in the nose, silky palate with long finish. Oak is evident but seemless and acidity nicely poised. Very well made in a modern style. — 6 days ago

Luciano Sandrone

Le Vigne Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Fresh squeezed sugar cane on the nose; chiselled, medium body, and still quite bright in terms of acidity. Not the most complex but quality is there. Edit: 1hr later, rose petals! — 3 months ago

Luciano Sandrone

Dolcetto d'Alba 2017

Intense blackberries and black cherries, dark purple color, dash of anise, chocolate and plum. White pepper.

Something initially on the nose; green peppers, mushrooms, barnyard? But it mellowed out after a few minutes.

Soft, smooth, silky...very nice.
— 5 months ago

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Margherita Otto

Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

A lighter vintage, but that just means it’s drinking well now. Alan has taken all he learned working with Sandrone and MT Mascarello and is crafting beautiful wines. Not the same level as Cantina Mascarello’s wines, but very much in that mold: velvety savory/sweet fruit accented with spice and herbs.
A beguiling nose and graceful palate. Fantastic value, especially bought directly from the Cantina.
— 23 days ago

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Il Capoccia Riserva Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Red Blend 2014

Wow. compared at some point by an Italian sommelier like a 1990 Sandrone Cannubi Barolo this really is a fantastic wine worth exploring now and again in 5, 10 and 20 years. I know you will question the price for Santa Barbara county but this wine is a line in the sand. It’s one of the wines from the county that demonstrate the power and potential of Bordeaux blends from Happy canyon . Hope you have a chance to appreciate one of the the last 120 btls. — 2 months ago

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Azienda Agricola Arduini Luciano

Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2017

Ryan M

Pretty solid and great value. Fruity but also some peppery elements typical in a syrah. — 5 months ago

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Luciano Sandrone

Cannubi Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 1985


1985 Sandrone Cannubi Boschis Barolo. Opened, decanted in glass for 30 mins. Perfect way to serve it. Decanting would have been too much. Floral notes upfront (roses), Asian spice (cinnamon, star anise, clove, allspice), some spice (ginger, black pepper), earth (mushrooms, onion), with balsamic and figs on the nose. Great tannins that provided a nice backbone to the wine. Drank with Curry Pork Tenderloin Salad. Drinking perfectly right now. Still has freshness to it, but none of the stewey, sweet flavors. — 2 months ago

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Luciano Sandrone

Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba 2017

Delectable Wine

The 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is bright, fruity and absolutely delicious. The warm vintage seems to have given the Valmaggiore an extra kick of mid-palate sweetness, which is not a bad thing for a wine that can at times be a bit lean. Sweet red berry fruit and floral notes are nicely pushed forward. The 2017 will benefit from a few years in bottle, which will allow the aromatics to develop, but it is impeccable in its balance and super-classy, even in the early going. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)
— 3 months ago