Piedmont, Italy

Levi Serafino

Neive Grappa

Levi Serafina Grappa from Neive in Alba. I think it is 1998 and 53% abv. I could be wrong. Very aromatic. Herbal and complex. Strong! — 3 days ago

Daniel P., Bob and 2 others liked this

Marchesi di Barolo

Coste di Rose Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Modern Barolo. The color is medium ruby. Leather, tobacco, licorice, and mint scents. Silky, oaky, earthy and mushroom flavors on the pallet with medium tannings and acidity. And a robust finish. Very balanced Barolo ready to delight beginners and connoisseurs alike.
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Paired with truffle pizza above, made from scratch by yours truly. It was a lovely sensory experience.
— 3 days ago

Rhonely, Daniel and 7 others liked this

De Forville

Barbera d'Asti 2017

Bright plum hits the nose and grows along the way. Both undecanted as well as decanted- the De Forville Barbera d’ Asti is a robust red that is bursting with fruit as well as depth. This is a simple joy to the palate that has more to tell. I don’t think you can find a more enjoyable and juicy wine for the dollar than this. — 7 days ago

Keith, David and 1 other liked this

Ceretto

Prapó Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

These are some serious grapes. Meticulously balanced, this Nebbiolo is memorable. It lingers in your palate and fades away showing beautiful nuances. It is smooth, complex yet easy, with smooth notes of berry. It is the closest to perfection as a wine can be. — 7 days ago

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Carlos, Yiping and 2 others liked this

Josetta Saffirio

Persiera Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Lyle Fass
9.5

Wow. Just wow. Totally wow. Nose is just beyond. The finest roses in the store at their most full expressiveness. Amazing clarity and depth. Just hypnotic. Stunningly detailed cherry fruit with such clarity you want to cry. It’s so beautiful. Spices. Some tar but it’s really a cherry/rose explosion. Wow. Insane sweet fruit and density but classic Saffirio elegance and finesse. Sara Vezza has crushed the 2015 vintage. Perfect balance and just the most unreal, clear, delicate fruit. Inner mouth florals are terrific. Velvety and substantial tannins that are crammed with sweet, dark opulent fruit. Long finish. This has the guts to last 20+ years and needs maybe 7-10 years. Opposite of the regular which is ready to go now. Superb wine. — 2 days ago

Severn, Peter and 12 others liked this

Bruno Giacosa

Santo Stefano di Neive Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo 1988

Brownish amber color, translucent. Sweet nose. Notes of cherries, sweet raisins, roses, some tar, dark earth and peppery spice. Rich mouth feel. Silky. Fruit is faded at first but then becomes a bit more prominent. Needed 3 hours of air to power up the structure and acidity. In hour 5 this was singing! The amber color and slightly faded fruit scares me about how long of a life these bottles have, but there’s no denying that tonight this is a powerhouse and hopefully it delivers for many years to come. — 8 days ago

Tom, Eric and 22 others liked this

Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Vigneto Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

A beautiful drinking Barolo that is youthful but very approachable showing a perfumed nose of cherry, strawberry, cranberry, orange peel with a basket of fresh cut flowers, whole cluster that is elegant, floral with a silky texture. — 4 days ago

Ryan, Eric and 25 others liked this

Josetta Saffirio

Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Lyle Fass
9.6

2016 Barolo is seriously a gift. This wine is just ridiculous. Nose is platonic ideal of the best roses you can imagine. Just so high toned, so haunting. There’s just insane, clearly defined fruit as well interspersed with the over the top flower store florality. Mint, menthol, tar, tree bark. So much. So pretty. So elegant. So layered, beautiful and complex. Nothing like when a Barolo nose is turned to 11. Smells like Grand Cru burg it Chambolle 1er Cru. Has a RSV vibe to it. Palate is just velvet. Bonkers velvet. Unreal levels of sweet mid season cherry fruit that is so wel defined, so pure you would think this is a fancy Cru Barolo. So long and deep. The elegance is crazy. Then it crashes your palate with powerful and deep fruit. Amazing tannin quality and a dissolve that is just sick. This is special. Echoes forever on the finish. This wine stays with you in so many ways and has that “expensive wine fruit” big time. — 10 days ago

Aravind, Rob and 11 others liked this

Cantina Tomaso Gianolio

Superiore Barbera d'Alba 2015

Lyle Fass
9.1

Last bottle and haven’t had in over a year. Love this bottling. Gorgeous wet earth, tobacco, bright cherries, tar, leather. Terrific. Juicy, spicey, rich yet energetic. Red cherry fruit glides along the palate backed up by nice mineral and earthy sweetness and huge minerals. Delicious. Really pays to age some wines 2-3 years. — 3 days ago

Aravind, Josh and 5 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Barolo Nebbiolo 1964

Great old bottle with a decent fill. Thin, watery, very light and very translucent reddish amber color. Exciting nose. Notes of sweet tobacco, roses, tea leaves, cherries, some raisins and a little. menthol. As old and thin in color as this was, it powered up with structure as it got some air. Has a beautiful old Barolo perfume. After a few hours it began to fade but I can’t complain with how this delivered tonight. — 8 days ago

Deborah, Tom and 37 others liked this