Vinous Obscura

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Escudo Rojo Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Delectable Wine
8.9

This Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca is wonderfully expressive on the nose, with passion fruit, grass, lime and pink grapefruit flavors that open up nicely. It offers terrific aromatic presence and plenty of freshness. $17.00 (Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, March 2020) — 9 days ago

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Càntele

Salento Chardonnay 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

Cantele’s 2018 Chardonnay offers up pleasant, fruity aromas of banana, nectarine, pineapple and herbs. On the palate, it is fresh and juicy, with a bright mouthfeel that lingers nicely. This lovely unoaked Chardonnay hints at tropical fruit without being over the top. $16.00 (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, March 2020) — 16 days ago

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Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Aves Verduno Barbera d'Alba 2017

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2017 Barbera d'Alba Aves is another attractive wine in this range, although the greater impact of small wood does place it entirely in a different stylistic context relative to the other wines in this range. Black cherry, chocolate, spice, licorice and new leather infuse the 2017 with notable plushness and textural depth. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)
— 7 days ago

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Cantine del Notaio

L'Atto Aglianico 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

This Aglianico opens with masses of crushed blackberries, sweet spice, and dusty minerals with unreal depth. Creamy textures flood the senses with ripe black fruits, stimulating acidity, saline-minerals and slow-mounting tannins. Finishes sweet and savory, with a bit of tannic heft. $20.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous March 2020) — 2 days ago

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Sottimano

Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

Delectable Wine
8.9

The 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo is fresh, vibrant and absolutely delicious. Sweet floral and red berry notes are front and center in this gorgeous, translucent Langhe Nebbiolo from Sottimano. In 2018, the fruit came from the Vigna del Parroco section of Basarin. Rose petal, lavender, mint and spice all linger on the finish. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)
— 7 days ago

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Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2017 Langhe Nebbiolo is a real standout. More than anything else, the 2017 is exactly what a wine should be at this level: delicious and affordable. Sweet spice, crushed flowers, tobacco and dried cherry all develop in the glass. The 2017 is racy, effortless and undeniably beautiful. I won't be at all surprised if it develops very nicely with more time in bottle. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)
— 7 days ago

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Obscura

California Pinot Noir

Love the musky raspberry undetones! — a month ago

Vilmart & Cie

Grand Cellier Rubis 1er Cru Brut Rosé Champagne 2006

Wow - juicy, vinous, toasty and layered with beautiful acidity to hold it all together. Lots of stuffing! Goody, goody, gum drops! — 6 days ago

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Giorgio Pelissero

Piani Barbera d'Alba 2016

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Piani is powerful but also nuanced, with a good sense of transparency that gives the flavors definition and cut. Dark red cherry, lavender, spice and rose petal add brightness to this potent, richly constituted Barbera from Giorgio Pelissero. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)
— 7 days ago

Paitin di Pasquero-Elia

Serra Barbera d'Alba 2017

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2017 Barbera d'Alba Serra is a delicious wine that captures the richness and radiance of the year while retaining a good bit of freshness as well. Dark red and purplish berry fruit, lavender, rose petal and spice infuse this Barbera with striking nuance and flavor. The 2017 spent eight months in neutral oak. This is such an inviting wine. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)
— 7 days ago

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