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Cascina Francia Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo

9.517 ratings
9.57 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Phenomenal structure and quite expressive showing plenty of secondary character, as it approaches merely the cusp of maturity. Dried violets and red fruits tar, mushroom and well integrated earth. Finishes tremendously long with both balance and elegance.

Phenomenal structure and quite expressive showing plenty of secondary character, as it approaches merely the cusp of maturity. Dried violets and red fruits tar, mushroom and well integrated earth. Finishes tremendously long with both balance and elegance.

Aug 15th, 2019
Conrad Green

Deep and brooding. Intense minerality and gaminess. Lovely stuff but years ahead of it

Deep and brooding. Intense minerality and gaminess. Lovely stuff but years ahead of it

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2016
Josh Orr

The aromatics on this wine are other worldly. #nebbioloforstrength

The aromatics on this wine are other worldly. #nebbioloforstrength

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Ron Siegel

This Francia was still youthful showing lots of red cherry, leather, licorice spice, tar, rose petal & tobacco.

This Francia was still youthful showing lots of red cherry, leather, licorice spice, tar, rose petal & tobacco.

Oct 27th, 2019
Ron Siegel

Rich & full bodied version that shows dark cherry, plum fruits, licorice, dried mint, leather & tar.

Rich & full bodied version that shows dark cherry, plum fruits, licorice, dried mint, leather & tar.

Apr 11th, 2018
Ron Siegel

Dried cherry, tar, leather, rose petal & truffle. Full bodied, rich and just starting to reach its prime.

Dried cherry, tar, leather, rose petal & truffle. Full bodied, rich and just starting to reach its prime.

Oct 21st, 2017
Brett Rogosin

Gorgeous floral nose of rose petals. Raspberry, cherry, cranberry mix. On the pallet there's silky tannins, with a hit of acidity on the finish. Similar flavor profile to the nose with a bit of earth and balsamic notes. It can definitely use more time, but a beauty now.

Gorgeous floral nose of rose petals. Raspberry, cherry, cranberry mix. On the pallet there's silky tannins, with a hit of acidity on the finish. Similar flavor profile to the nose with a bit of earth and balsamic notes. It can definitely use more time, but a beauty now.

May 30th, 2017
Vic Petroff

Beautiful aromatics, greatly balanced & integrated. Sneaky sexy good. Oh my!

Beautiful aromatics, greatly balanced & integrated. Sneaky sexy good. Oh my!

May 6th, 2017
John Clinton

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

Dec 30th, 2018
John Clinton

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

Sep 3rd, 2018