Piedmont, Italy

Cascina delle Rose

Donna Elena Piemonte DOC Barbera 2012

Blind I would have that it was a delicious older #CaliCab because of its overripe juicy red fruits and velvety tannins, but this Barbera from my favorite boutique Barbaresco producer was a stunner — a month ago

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Scott Petrus

Scott Petrus

Barbera that passes as a Cab?

Fratelli Alessandria

Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Giving this an extra boost because it’s so affordable for Barolo. I’m a fan of the spine of 2012’s but this carries a little plushness to it that I find so appealing in its youth. Morello cherry, Santa Rosa plum, alpine flowers, fern, mint, sweet brown spices, balsam, dark rocks and tar. There’s an appealing “sweet-ness” to the character that makes it so enjoyable now. Great acid, fine tannin that carry some sleekness. A great wine for this rainy night in Napa. — 10 days ago

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Domenico Clerico

Aeroplanservaj Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Went to a Private Equity tasting and tasted this and couple other vintages side by side. Ruby with a rich bouquet of fruit, earthy spice and hints of floral. The palate is big & chewy, with ripe cherry, leather, espresso & cacao, rich & robust. Savory finish with toasty oak notes, structured tight tannins. An excellent and enjoyable wine you should not pass up, if you can get one, but let it develop for another 10 years to unwind before popping the cork! Consistent quality. Tasting Sample. — 12 days ago

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Alessandro e Gian Natale Fantino

Cascina Dardi-Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Very young and barely approachable but with some air it starts to show what it might be: rose, menthol, black tea. red current and strawberry with a note of subtle licorice and even more subtle leather. The sweet red fruited nose is what I love most about Nebbiolo, even if it is accompanied by waves of drying tannins. Lovely potential. See you in 15 years. — 3 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Bric dël Fiasc Barolo Nebbiolo 1989

Brownish amber color, translucent. Aromatic nose with notes of soy, faint black cherries, tar, a little menthol and some molasses. Very linear in the mouth. Flush face. Nice old wine finish. More structure than fruit. With air some wood notes appear and the soy dominates more. Interesting wine but fruit is in the rear view mirror. — 7 days ago

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Mauro Veglio

Vigneto Arborina Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

A nice snow day wine to pair with pizza
Aromas of leather, and tar. More tar and leather on the palate along with strawberries.
Decanted for 2 hrs. Still young and needs more time. Tannins are still prominent.
— 3 days ago

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Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

I am a big fan of Burlotto especially their Monvigliero. Their entry level Barolo is a real beauty that had some similar notes with its perfumed nose of red berry, cherry, licorice, rose petal, dried herbs & mint all in an elegant & floral style. — 7 days ago

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James Forsyth

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Yes! This is a stunner. And even their Barbera is delicious.
Ron Siegel

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Thanks James I will look for some!
James Forsyth

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The 2016 is especially tasty for the Barbera!

Agostino Pavia & Figli

Talin Monferrato Barbera 2015

Purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, earth, milk chocolates, tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, smoke, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, earth, dark chocolates, graphite, black pepper, spices and light vegetables.

Long finish with soft tannins and black pepper.

A nice blend of Barbera and Syrah from Piedmont. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Spicy with nice complexity. A little hot at the back of the throat, but I didn't have time to properly open it up.

Needs 2 years in the bottle to mature properly. Could age nicely in the next 7 years.

Only 4600 bottles produced.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 12 days ago

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Gallina Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2011

Nothing says St Patrick’s Day like Barbaresco! 2011 Oddero Gallina to be exact. At least the album is called Another Green World. Eno on this beautiful spring evening is ideal and no joke, the tannin from the Nebbiolo and the salty corned beef are magic together. — 6 days ago

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Todd Abrams

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@David Shaw I'm thinking red Burgundy for most of his great ambient works.
Anthony Lombardi

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@Bob McDonald - Was mostly a joke as the two really don’t connect, but the wine & corned beef were actually really nice together.
Anthony Lombardi

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@David Shaw @Todd Abrams - We’ll just have to see what comes together with those!

Poderi Aldo Conterno

Romirasco Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

In order to create this density and power in ‘14, I can only imagine the amount of working hours here. It’s just unbelievably great and will cruise effortlessly another 20 years. To be released in the fall of 2018. — 5 days ago

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