Cascina Roccalini

Roccalini Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.185 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Barbaresco, 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

My first experience with Cascina Roccalini was last year with the 2013 vintage and I was hugely impressed so I was very excited to try the 2014 version. Popped and poured; initially bright ruby in the glass but became noticeably darker, turning to garnet after about fifteen minutes. The nose on the 2014 Roccalini was opulent; far and away the freshest and most interesting of the group in the first couple of hours with beautiful, ripe cherries, bruised red delicious apples, tar, baking spices and roses. So much pleasure! After about hour three, the roses gave way for Easter Lilies...which I can't ever recall in a red wine before. However, around hour five, the Roccalini started to fall apart and the finish became watery and thin which is exactly what happened to the 2014 "Sori Paitin"; further reinforcing my feeling that the 2014's will be a vintage to enjoy while they are younger and preferably within the first couple hours of being open. Drink now or before 2022.

My first experience with Cascina Roccalini was last year with the 2013 vintage and I was hugely impressed so I was very excited to try the 2014 version. Popped and poured; initially bright ruby in the glass but became noticeably darker, turning to garnet after about fifteen minutes. The nose on the 2014 Roccalini was opulent; far and away the freshest and most interesting of the group in the first couple of hours with beautiful, ripe cherries, bruised red delicious apples, tar, baking spices and roses. So much pleasure! After about hour three, the roses gave way for Easter Lilies...which I can't ever recall in a red wine before. However, around hour five, the Roccalini started to fall apart and the finish became watery and thin which is exactly what happened to the 2014 "Sori Paitin"; further reinforcing my feeling that the 2014's will be a vintage to enjoy while they are younger and preferably within the first couple hours of being open. Drink now or before 2022.

Mar 24th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Gravelly tar, strawberry candy. Fairly but tannins. Elegant, mid body. Cherry jolly rancher.

Gravelly tar, strawberry candy. Fairly but tannins. Elegant, mid body. Cherry jolly rancher.

Jan 27th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Rustic, spice and slightly herbal side of Nebbiolo. Nice concentration on the palate, a little VA adding lift but love the old world charm this has.

Rustic, spice and slightly herbal side of Nebbiolo. Nice concentration on the palate, a little VA adding lift but love the old world charm this has.

Nov 27th, 2017
Victor Charcan

Wonderful spices (pepper, cedar, a hint of mynth), red acid fruit. The Nebbiolo tannins very present and a dine acidity and well handled oak

Wonderful spices (pepper, cedar, a hint of mynth), red acid fruit. The Nebbiolo tannins very present and a dine acidity and well handled oak

Nov 22nd, 2017
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. This is a hedonistic Barbaresco that's not shy about the fact it's brought more than a decent amount of fruit to the party. Quite a bit different than the Ferrando Carema we also opened tonight. That being said, it's very satisfying with plenty of character to back up the fruit. This is one of those wines that nerds and casual wine drinkers can both get into. Drink now though 2028.

Popped and poured. This is a hedonistic Barbaresco that's not shy about the fact it's brought more than a decent amount of fruit to the party. Quite a bit different than the Ferrando Carema we also opened tonight. That being said, it's very satisfying with plenty of character to back up the fruit. This is one of those wines that nerds and casual wine drinkers can both get into. Drink now though 2028.

Nov 20th, 2017
Ceccherini Cristiano

Very minerally, quite tannic still.
Long and queffable. 👍. Something new to look at for me, small producer that used to sell his grapes to Bruno Giacosa in the past.

Very minerally, quite tannic still.
Long and queffable. 👍. Something new to look at for me, small producer that used to sell his grapes to Bruno Giacosa in the past.

Aug 28th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.7

Very young, but opened up nicely. Paired perfectly with meat pie and crispy pig head at Cockscomb SF.

Very young, but opened up nicely. Paired perfectly with meat pie and crispy pig head at Cockscomb SF.

Dec 11th, 2014
Nathan Kandler

Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery

Mid weight with medium intensity. Standard 'roses and tar' with fairly resolved tannin.

Mid weight with medium intensity. Standard 'roses and tar' with fairly resolved tannin.

Sep 16th, 2015
Paul Angelillo

In magnum

In magnum

Sep 14th, 2019
Amie Brown

Will be perfect for summer

Will be perfect for summer

Apr 13th, 2019