Cappellano

Otin Fiorin Piè Rupestris-Nebioli Barolo Nebbiolo

9.319 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, 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
Jay Kline

This bottle was the fourth and final bottle part of our Barolo ensemble, generously shared and curated by our friend Tim.

Served blind, like the others, after a lengthy slow-ox. We were all aware that we were drinking Barolo but all other details were hidden from us. This bottle showed no visual signs of age. It was actually quite gorgeous to behold with a deep ruby core and bright disk. The bouquet was powerful; the most powerful of the four we experienced on this night. Cherries, strawberries, raspberries, exotic spices, tar, roses, dried herbs...even a bit of an umami thing was happening...everything was on full display! The finish was long and savory. Almost gave me the feeling of a buzz button which, I have only encountered once before in wine.

Of the four Barolos, on this night and to my palate, this exhibited the most sizzle. I was well and truly smitten. When this was revealed to be the 2012 Cappellano “Pie Rupestris”, it became an Archimedes moment for me...short of running through the town naked. Until now, I had only tried Cappellano’s Barbera d’Alba and Chinato; both extraordinary wines. This fits squarely into my wheelhouse and has become a new benchmark for me; recalling a similar experience to my first Lignier “Clos de la Roche”. A monumental wine that is already drinking so well but has everything necessary to age with grace for decades to come. Scary thing? There remains upside, I’m sure of it.

This bottle was the fourth and final bottle part of our Barolo ensemble, generously shared and curated by our friend Tim.

Served blind, like the others, after a lengthy slow-ox. We were all aware that we were drinking Barolo but all other details were hidden from us. This bottle showed no visual signs of age. It was actually quite gorgeous to behold with a deep ruby core and bright disk. The bouquet was powerful; the most powerful of the four we experienced on this night. Cherries, strawberries, raspberries, exotic spices, tar, roses, dried herbs...even a bit of an umami thing was happening...everything was on full display! The finish was long and savory. Almost gave me the feeling of a buzz button which, I have only encountered once before in wine.

Of the four Barolos, on this night and to my palate, this exhibited the most sizzle. I was well and truly smitten. When this was revealed to be the 2012 Cappellano “Pie Rupestris”, it became an Archimedes moment for me...short of running through the town naked. Until now, I had only tried Cappellano’s Barbera d’Alba and Chinato; both extraordinary wines. This fits squarely into my wheelhouse and has become a new benchmark for me; recalling a similar experience to my first Lignier “Clos de la Roche”. A monumental wine that is already drinking so well but has everything necessary to age with grace for decades to come. Scary thing? There remains upside, I’m sure of it.

Nov 21st, 2020
Lucid Selections

Beyonce like

Beyonce like

Apr 18th, 2018
Beau Carson

This is the benchmark for me.

This is the benchmark for me.

Mar 22nd, 2018
Charlie Evans

Holy smokes. So young and vibrant and fresh but this has so much life left. The acidity is high but not bracing. Just a stunning wine. Gimmie all uh dis.

Holy smokes. So young and vibrant and fresh but this has so much life left. The acidity is high but not bracing. Just a stunning wine. Gimmie all uh dis.

Oct 18th, 2017
Ryan Mullins

Some for me, some for my homies

Some for me, some for my homies

Sep 9th, 2017
Ron Siegel

Another beautiful wine from this producer that is complex with perfumed aromatics of dark cherry, strawberry, dried herbs, baking spices & rose petal.

Another beautiful wine from this producer that is complex with perfumed aromatics of dark cherry, strawberry, dried herbs, baking spices & rose petal.

Apr 30th, 2019
Ron Siegel

Knockout nose of crushed red cherry, strawberry fruit, orange peel, menthol, very floral & expressive showing rose petal, baking spices, dried herbs, nicely balanced with a silky texture.

Knockout nose of crushed red cherry, strawberry fruit, orange peel, menthol, very floral & expressive showing rose petal, baking spices, dried herbs, nicely balanced with a silky texture.

Jun 13th, 2018
Keith Pinault

Whoa. Pencil shavings and currants and oh man this is good.

Whoa. Pencil shavings and currants and oh man this is good.

May 18th, 2018
Manuel Buergi

A bit of funk & barnyard smell at first, which went away with some air in the glass. Strong tannins, dark fruit, minerals, liquorice. Again a dark, balsamic Barolo with a great structure and complexity. A beautiful surprise in this flight. I see a very bright future here.

A bit of funk & barnyard smell at first, which went away with some air in the glass. Strong tannins, dark fruit, minerals, liquorice. Again a dark, balsamic Barolo with a great structure and complexity. A beautiful surprise in this flight. I see a very bright future here.

May 10th, 2018
Cristiano Garella

Cristiano had this a year ago

Cristiano had this a year ago

Nov 12th, 2019