Years ago tried, and this time drank under very different conditions- celebrating & honoring news that some Italian friends in the North (& south) are still safe & sound. Fine, grainy tannins, solidly medium weight, lovely rose hips and red fruits on nose & more red fruits & mushroom risotto in mouth. For about 25$ it’s absolutely stellar & a deal. Mountain Nebbiolo is my wheelhouse. And my family took selfies & sent to our Italian fiends. — 4 days ago
One of the great things about Palmina is that they pull stuff from their cellar from time to time and offer them as part of wine club shipments. This took about 20-30min to open up (had some funky aromas initially which eventually blew off), but once it did it showed some great, older aromas of dried strawberries, hints of sour cherry, and old leather. Great acidity on the palate...and it went great with the AMAZING pork fried rice dish that Vanessa made us for dinner! — 2 days ago
Recommended to me by a local sommelier, and she was on￼ the mark with this. Medium/light bodied Nebbiolo perfect for drinking alone or with a meal. Red cherries, raspberries, hints of cranberry. Balanced with soft leather, earthiness and soft acidity. An elegant, smooth wine with a lot of interesting notes and character. — 3 days ago
Oh man. If the Sizzano is the St. Joseph the Fara is the Côte Rotie. Wow. Insane nose. Honey, roses, so floral. Takes 25 minutes to get crazy. Stunning spice. So pure. Palate is so juicy and deep with such breadth. Big, ripe and juicy tannins. But big. Impactful. So long. Just saps the palate. Truly a fine fine wine. So elegant and nimble yet also has power. This has 15+ years ahead of it. Grand Cru level. Really concentrated. Echoes on the palate. Might be a 9.5. — 4 days ago
I saw this at my local Costco for $19.99 and was too curious to pass it up. I mean, a Barolo from Serralunga d’Alba for under twenty bucks? Shut the front door! Dark berries, figs, roses and tar on the nose. Smells like Barolo. Tart, dark fruits and herbs on the palate. Medium body. An almost saline like quality to it. Fierce tannins. Loads of structure. Long, saliva inducing finish. Tastes like a Barolo. This bottle held up well over three days. Really, this is killer value. Unsure of who produces this but my hunch is Fontanafredda but only because of the picture of Villa Reale on the label. Regardless, this is great QPR. — 6 days ago
This wine has evolved quite a bit in the last two years. So, I’d say this medium to full-bodied Barolo is “A Point” right now.
Beautiful secondaries have entered the stage, showing subtle nuances of tobacco, earth, antiqueshop and truffle sprinkled over the lifted, feminine flavors of dried roses and cherries and figs.
Gorgeous. — 2 days ago
@Delectable Wine this is Damiano Cavallini Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo “Caramino”. Thanks!
Gorgeous nose. Reminds me of SLB 1er Cru made from Nebbiolo. Gorgeous pure mid season cherry fruit. Loads of tweed jacket. Smoke, minerals and tar. Up the wazoo florals. So aromatic and fragrant. Palate has terrific acid and freshness and dazzling purity. Sour and mid season cherries galore. Ripe and juicy tannins and lovely persistence. Rustic in the best way but clean. Love rustically clean wines. Very juicy and zippy. That acid is Fassy and fass approved. Man those cherries! Nice ripe tannins provide structure and depth. Very sappy and pure. — 4 hours ago
Drank 3/21/20. Excellent with penne with sausage, mustard, and cream sauce.
I had originally had this wine from Magnum around 3 months ago, via Coravin. For whatever reason, it does seem to have improved a bit.
Scents of are now more reminiscent of nebbiolo, with characteristic rose petal and tar, accompanied by red cherry and a bit of petrol. Red cherry, earth, and spice are accompanied by leather notes and medium, well integrated tannins.
4/21/8/4/4 +50 = 91 pts. — 7 days ago
Old Nebbiolo nose with sour cherry on palate for first two hours, then rose and red fruit for next hour, then as it was just hitting its stride it was gone - we finished it. Next time need to be more patient, if I’m lucky enough for a next time. Purchased from Walker Wines who has great old Nebbiolo offerings. — 6 days ago