Jacuzzi Family Vineyard

Sonoma County Nebbiolo 2014

Not a bad effort by #jacuzzifamilyvineyards (Yes, the same family of bathroom whirlpool tub fame.) I get a bit of that earthy #nebbiolo fruit, robust, yet managed tannins and subtle oak. Nevertheless, I find the real thing from #piedmont in Italy to be more compelling, especially at the tourist trap price for this Sonoma county winery. — 9 days ago

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Cascina Chicco

Extra Brut Cuvée Zero Rosé

What a lovely extra brut rosé of 100% Nebbiolo! Really nice to experience it in a singular context, away from its sister wines of such pedigree and substance that they cause her to become an afterthought. She is an amazing rosé extra brut with mineralogy for meters and miles and a tinge of signature Nebbiolo citrus upon a strawberry seed bed. With a smoky note to the bluing descent into a rain puddle of gravure. Charcoal lines connoting the breadth of an ageless arboreal apparition. #Nebbiolo #italiansparkling #extrabrut #piedmont #bubbles #spumantizzata #spumante #cascinachicco #rosealldamnday #roseseasonneverends #piemonte — 2 years ago

Cantine Elvio Tintero

Bianco Piedmont Chardonnay Blend

Funky, earthy, apple-y, lime, flinty, v interesting & good value @solanocellars #piedmont #deedubcellar — 3 years ago

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Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo 1998

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

A real treat. Wonderfully complex and intense nose which went through a few phases. Nose was driven by truffle, earth, flowers, spice, and a touch of fruit. The palate was dynamic and smooth with a balanced and soft structure. The palate lacked the complexity of the nose but was surly showing its pedigree. Med + length. #giacomoconterno #monfortino #barolo #nebbiolo #piedmont #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago

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Azienda Vitivinicola Traversa Giuseppe

Riserva Canova "Ciabot" Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2009

Black rye crisp, sesame, dried rose petal, dried, deep lavender, subtle aspects of cinnamon, Connecticut leaf tobacco, and a loamy till after a burn. These are the undulating aromas. Velvet and seductive tannins perfectly integrate into the medium silk mouthfeel. Tar and tobacco, black plum, graphite, black olive, espresso, cinnamon and roses. #barbaresco #nebbiololover #nebbiolo #piemonte #piedmont #Traversa #TraversaGiuseppe #nebbiololover #queenbarb — a year ago

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Nebbiolo d'Alba Nebbiolo

Raspberry, dried blackberry and cedar form a distinct potpourri when considered with the dried rose petal and orange bitters. There is a fleeting fruitiness that approaches strawberries dropped into a coniferous fire. Lovely, if firm tannins support a whale of a wine. Amazing depth with Roobios tea leafs, tobacco, graphite, bay leaf, bing cherry, dried black cherry and black currants on carbon paper and campfire ash, driven deep into a charred wormwood and dusty schist. This is an incredible Nebbiolo that over-delivers in every sense! #piedmontesewines #nebbiolo #nebbiololover #nebbiololife #nebbiolodalba #alba #Demarie #piedmont #babybarolo #italianred #Italianwine — 2 years ago

Bruno Giacosa

Dolcetto d'Alba 2014

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Med concentration with a pale ruby core and violet rim. Med + intensity with a decent amount of alcohol upfront. Med complexity showing ripe red and blue fruit. Cherry, boysenberry, crushed stones, stems, and purple flowers. Firm structure with med + tannins and acid. Full body. Less complex on the palate showing less fruit which is overwhelmed by the structure. Okay length. Definitely a food wine. I'll revisit in a year. #brunogiacosa #dolcetto #alba #piedmont #italy #ctbucklinwine — 3 years ago

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Riserva del Fondatore Tenuta La Volta Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Kalamata olives, dried black cherries, baker’s chocolate, rusted jalopy, black pretzel, tar, and dried violets. Energetic aromatically; evocative of a rustic stone house with a variegated garden of herbs, and perhaps straw roofing. Plum moves forward in a good way rounding out the basket. Powdered cherry and blood orange with the finest tannins seem to liquify into a delicious balancing act between fruit and earth and herbs. Ripe plum, dried red cherries, black cherry juice, black olives, blood orange over grilled meat, sassafras, sage, tarragon, black truffle, chicory and walnut. Not a traditional pairing with Californian lamb from sustainable vineyards in Lake County, but revalatory. #Barolo #nebbiololife #nebbiololover #nebbioli #cabutto #tenutalavolta #docg #piemonte #piedmont — 2 years ago

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Perbacco Langhe Nebbiolo 2014

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

With some air this really evolved into a pretty #nebbiolo Roses and truffles. #vietti #langhe #piedmont #italy #ctbucklinwine — 2 years ago

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Cascina Chicco

Riserva Ginestra Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Gorgeous garnet exhibiting classic orange notes and the tiniest tinges of age, but the aromas of cut cherry and citrus jump from the glass! Blood orange thyme and watermelon on a grill with red currant and just a touch of cranberry and holly to keep it festive. The tar is a hovering ethereal addition that would be a side note, but it hovers like a smoky cloud that adds a dark spirit to the whole, though it feels bright and fresh. A dichotomy, but one that seems an integral part of the whole. Every sip sends your tastebuds racing in a wash of intense red raspberry, plum, violet, thyme, racy citrus and grainy cedar, silky tannin, an unobtrusive touch of vanilla and sweet tobacco! Finesse and sophistication from entry to satisfying finish. An amazing wine with endless subtleties, physically pulling you in with its seductive structure. #cascinachicco #singlevineyard #barolo #ginestra #ethereal #nebbiololife #nebbiololover #nebbioli #nebbiyolo #piedmont #piedmontwines #piemonte — 3 years ago