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Stella Retica Riserva Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo

9.2153 ratings
9.253 pro ratings
Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Beau Carson

Elegance unraveling before my nose.

Elegance unraveling before my nose.

Jul 13th, 2017
Caleb Schiff

Austere. Sour cherry. Touch of oak.

Austere. Sour cherry. Touch of oak.

Mar 6th, 2016
Richard Schnitzlein

Nose focused but subtle. Sour cherry, licorice, roses, and tar. Classic. Beautifully and gently textured with a persistent finish. Just lovely.

Nose focused but subtle. Sour cherry, licorice, roses, and tar. Classic. Beautifully and gently textured with a persistent finish. Just lovely.

Feb 21st, 2016
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.2

Even at 10 years needs some time to open. The bitter, medicinal cherry quality I dislike in Nebbiolo initially, but mellowed out to sexy red fruit and florals/spice with about an hour in decanter. Slightly corked (wont hold it against it), super value, lighter Nebbiolo delight. 💖arpepe

Even at 10 years needs some time to open. The bitter, medicinal cherry quality I dislike in Nebbiolo initially, but mellowed out to sexy red fruit and florals/spice with about an hour in decanter. Slightly corked (wont hold it against it), super value, lighter Nebbiolo delight. 💖arpepe

Feb 17th, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Absolute elegance. Purity of fruit. A fun, lighter wine.

Absolute elegance. Purity of fruit. A fun, lighter wine.

Jan 29th, 2016
Stephen Rosemire

Extraterrestrially good.

Extraterrestrially good.

Dec 19th, 2015
Winston Jones

Host OrganicWineReview, Assistant Buyer Savvy Cellar Wine Bar

9.4

I've now seen the promise land. This wine has everything I'm looking for. In non wine terms it has soul. Every once in a while a wine evokes an emotional response! I may be sitting at Donato's in Redwood City Ca, but my mind is in Valtellina.

I've now seen the promise land. This wine has everything I'm looking for. In non wine terms it has soul. Every once in a while a wine evokes an emotional response! I may be sitting at Donato's in Redwood City Ca, but my mind is in Valtellina.

Oct 2nd, 2015
Vinny Eng

Beauty, beauty, beauty, nebbs, beauty @arpepe1860. Safe travels @Wolfgang Weber!

Beauty, beauty, beauty, nebbs, beauty @arpepe1860. Safe travels @Wolfgang Weber!

Jan 28th, 2015
Jay Clark

I don't always drink Valtellina, but when I do...

I don't always drink Valtellina, but when I do...

Jan 20th, 2015
Mo Cherry

Stunning example of non-Sforzato Valtellina! Soft, pretty, silky....like Cas' mouth after the first course 😜

Stunning example of non-Sforzato Valtellina! Soft, pretty, silky....like Cas' mouth after the first course 😜

Dec 9th, 2014