Gaja

Costa Russi Langhe Nebbiolo

9.4276 ratings
9.494 pro ratings
Langhe, 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
Shay A
9.1

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

This one was a bit of an oddball. Most were between burgundy or Barolo, but the one thing we all had in common was thinking this was at least 20+yrs old. It tasted, by flavor and even texture, like I was sipping/chewing on rose petals. Lots of sediment. Tar, black tea and herbs on the nose with a classic cherry tobacco finish. Don’t have a lot of experience with this wine to know how it ages. I called this old Barolo.

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

This one was a bit of an oddball. Most were between burgundy or Barolo, but the one thing we all had in common was thinking this was at least 20+yrs old. It tasted, by flavor and even texture, like I was sipping/chewing on rose petals. Lots of sediment. Tar, black tea and herbs on the nose with a classic cherry tobacco finish. Don’t have a lot of experience with this wine to know how it ages. I called this old Barolo.

Oct 22nd, 2019
Mike R
9.4

Yum yum

Yum yum

Jun 14th, 2018
Veronica Castro

Developing well. :)

Developing well. :)

Dec 29th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Structured and lots of tannins...notes of dried black mission figs, dried black cherries, rose pedals, forest floor, licorice

Structured and lots of tannins...notes of dried black mission figs, dried black cherries, rose pedals, forest floor, licorice

Aug 9th, 2017
MJ Keenan

I think this wine just gave me a foot massage

I think this wine just gave me a foot massage

2 people found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2014
BurgundyFan

It's good.... its a Gaja, but after 2 hours the oak was too much and it felt a bit jammy. Wine was decanted and showed a very nice bouquet

It's good.... its a Gaja, but after 2 hours the oak was too much and it felt a bit jammy. Wine was decanted and showed a very nice bouquet

Dec 17th, 2016
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.5

7

7

Dec 8th, 2016
Rachel Van Til

The four hours of decanting were far from enough. Fresh, wild, and deepening. Decades to go.

The four hours of decanting were far from enough. Fresh, wild, and deepening. Decades to go.

Nov 17th, 2016
Bill Bender

Chewy, dirty flowers and bruised plum. A woodsy, earthy element I liked a lot.

Chewy, dirty flowers and bruised plum. A woodsy, earthy element I liked a lot.

Oct 23rd, 2016
Antonio Gianola

Layered dried rose petals, very subtle anise and potpourri with dried tar notes. Most excellent

Layered dried rose petals, very subtle anise and potpourri with dried tar notes. Most excellent

Oct 17th, 2016