Caparone Winery

Estate Grown Paso Robles Nebbiolo

8.834 ratings
8.55 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
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
Tom Casagrande

As his wine is reputed to age well, it will be interesting to see how it develops over the next 24 hours. Right now, 30 minutes after double decanting, it’s got an intense, almost pungently fruity nose that shows sweet crushed, spiced plums and intense crushed limestone powder. It’s quite old school in the mouth, however. It’s got intense cherry fruit and crushed stone minerality. Lots of very fine—grained tannins and good acids, this wine has a surprisingly long finish.

As his wine is reputed to age well, it will be interesting to see how it develops over the next 24 hours. Right now, 30 minutes after double decanting, it’s got an intense, almost pungently fruity nose that shows sweet crushed, spiced plums and intense crushed limestone powder. It’s quite old school in the mouth, however. It’s got intense cherry fruit and crushed stone minerality. Lots of very fine—grained tannins and good acids, this wine has a surprisingly long finish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2019
Chris O'Hearn

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

6.1

Interesting.......and also no good.

Interesting.......and also no good.

Apr 11th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Light-bodied like an aged Nebbiolo. Piedmont on the nose and even on the palate. Very surprising and interesting. Just lacking the structure and richness. Like a good Nebbiolo di Langhe in its prime, with a less mouth filling kind of length.

Light-bodied like an aged Nebbiolo. Piedmont on the nose and even on the palate. Very surprising and interesting. Just lacking the structure and richness. Like a good Nebbiolo di Langhe in its prime, with a less mouth filling kind of length.

Oct 18th, 2015
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.8

Good new world expression of Nebbiolo. Light and rose perfumed, but with firm tannins and bright acidity in the mouth. Great value too.

Good new world expression of Nebbiolo. Light and rose perfumed, but with firm tannins and bright acidity in the mouth. Great value too.

Apr 27th, 2014
Amanda Crawford

President Spectrum Wine Auctions

8.7

Too old but kind of cool. Who knew!?!

Too old but kind of cool. Who knew!?!

Jan 23rd, 2014
Doug Scott

Pale garnet. Wet sage, acacia, strawberry nose. Tannins and acidity in nice balance. Warms up to a chocolate cherry and smokey nose. 13%. $20 Paso Robles Nebbiolo, way more complex second day, great value.

Pale garnet. Wet sage, acacia, strawberry nose. Tannins and acidity in nice balance. Warms up to a chocolate cherry and smokey nose. 13%. $20 Paso Robles Nebbiolo, way more complex second day, great value.

Oct 20th, 2023
Brett Vanderbrook

Dried fruit; oxidative.

Dried fruit; oxidative.

Mar 16th, 2020
Chris Gillespie

I also dig it in a weird way, a Nebbiolo with lack of body and rather light, seems all so counterintuitive

I also dig it in a weird way, a Nebbiolo with lack of body and rather light, seems all so counterintuitive

Feb 4th, 2018
Albert Wang

Opened for 2nd anniversary, given to us by Dana and Andy

Opened for 2nd anniversary, given to us by Dana and Andy

Nov 15th, 2017
Julius H White Jr

Zero Nebbiolo tannin/...I mean zero.

Zero Nebbiolo tannin/...I mean zero.

Mar 31st, 2017