Piedmont, Italy

Podere ai Valloni

Gratus Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo Uva Rara 2015

Rustic and zesty. It’s got crunchy wild cherry fruit and loads of wet Novarese gravel, with a little barnyard funk. Lively and crisp in the mouth, with a bit of chalky tannin to give it a little physicality. It was fantastic to wash down pasta bolognese.

UPDATE: On night two, this wine has put on a bit of weight. Upping rating from 8.9 to 9.0.
— 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I like your paring sir!

Scarpa (Antica Casa Vinicola Scarpa)

La Selva di Moirano Monferrato Freisa 2006

Not a lot of experience with 100% Freisa with age, this was killer. The wild and rustic tannins have shown some integration, yet their grainy appeal is still there. Crushed strawberries and fruit leather mixed up with alpine amaro herbs, sweet and bitingly bitter at the same time. Earthy. Crushed our pizza dinner at Cotogna — 5 days ago

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Luciano Sandrone

Cannubi Boschis Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

The last Boschis (since renamed by Sandrone) and a great one. What a nose, bridle leather and rich red flowers. Beautifully delineated with tarry red fruit, asphalt and Asian spice. Long and beautifully tannic tail, decanted 1 hr but this will need 5-8 years to peak. — 4 days ago

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Cascina Ebreo

Torbido! Nebbiolo 2006

Absolutely delicious
Made in the area of Novello apparently, but tastes like it is from Serralunga ( licorice hype🤣)
To call this just nebbiolo sounds underestimating its breed
Very intense, long and complex
Tannin nearly resolved, but so velvety nevertheless
Super lucky find
— 15 days ago

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Bruno Giacosa

Montefico Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1971

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny. Translucent and bright appearance. Medicinal nose. Notes of dark fruit, spice, earth. Powerful perfume. In the mouth it’s refined and has great structure. Someone guessed old DRC, I’m in the Chambolle region. Nobody sensed Italian even with this bottle following the ‘71 A Conterno. Later in the evening it was full power Nebbiolo tho. Great treat to try this rare Giacosa vineyard. — 8 days ago

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Giovanni Viberti

Buon Padre Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Wow cherry and almond and hay. A bit burgundy with a heat side. Superb palate with a strong acid backbone, some superb grip, a subtle matter with a lot of complexity. Harsh tannins. Long fruity finish with a bit of a drying effect from the tannins. This is good ! — 14 hours ago

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Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

Via Coravin. Light garnet in color. Lighter in body. Heavy essence of strawberry on the nose. Anise, cola and black raspberry mid-palate. Med firm in tannins and a nice compliment to the Nuits St. George we had earlier in the evening. — 2 days ago

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A very nice wine service program!
Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

@Severn Goodwin Ridiculous! And the food was better!

Fontanafredda

Serralunga d'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Shay A
9.2

A new Italian wine to me, courtesy of @Mark Flesher opening this alongside his ‘16 Kistler Hudson. I tend to enjoy my Italian wines with bigger fruit and this one was pretty close to hitting that. Still has classic notes of tar, rose petal and bing cherries, but the fruit has shed its harsh tartness of its youth with age and is channeling some darker mulled traits. Mark mentioned cola as a note when we were tasting this and I think that was one of the main notes that stood out here. — 8 days ago

Mark Flesher
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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Black cherry and mulberry on the nose and entry. Nose has a red cola note that doesn't seem to translate to the palate. A little bit of tobacco and bay leaf here. A little atypical for your typical Barolo for sure. More on the lean side. Finishes with some dried herb and sweeter young oak tannin and almost with a BBQ Lay's potato chip finish. Can almost taste the light toast on the barrels. I am really not sure how many more years this one has on it, but drinking well now and glad I decided to open it
9.2

Luigi Pira

Marenca Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

Loads of dark fruit, tar, gravel, dried herbs and espresso with massive tannins still! This bottle, despite being 15 years old, seems like it was born yesterday. I wish I had more because this would be a treat to try again in 2034. Decades of life left, obviously. This is what I love about Cru Barolo. — 4 days ago

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Michele Chiarlo

Cipressi Nizza Barbera d'Asti 2016

I tried for a year to find the 2015. No luck. This is the 2016 and it's a glorious Barbera. Nizza DOCG. Smoky and slate on the nose. Full of flavor with a mouth coating burst on the palate. Just enough acidity to make this a great pairing wine. Tobacco, red fruits, cherry. Yummy goodness and great value from M Chiarlo — 7 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice descriptive review. Cheers!🍷