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
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
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
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
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.
$25. — 12 days ago
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