Giovanni Canonica

Paiagallo Barolo Nebbiolo

9.429 ratings
9.411 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
Gae Saccoccio - NdC

Holy crap... was corked! Giovanni he's a true wine artisan, caring in ascetic worship his 1.8 ha of vineyard called "Paiagallo" from where he pulls out just a phenomenal Barolo: inviolable tradition, little sulfur, foot-pressed grapes, indigenous yeasts, aging in large old cask "botte grande". Such a curse that this time I couldn't enjoy this extremely elegant wine because of the miserable taint of trichloroanisole (TCA) in the cork.

Holy crap... was corked! Giovanni he's a true wine artisan, caring in ascetic worship his 1.8 ha of vineyard called "Paiagallo" from where he pulls out just a phenomenal Barolo: inviolable tradition, little sulfur, foot-pressed grapes, indigenous yeasts, aging in large old cask "botte grande". Such a curse that this time I couldn't enjoy this extremely elegant wine because of the miserable taint of trichloroanisole (TCA) in the cork.

Dec 28th, 2015
Eduardo Bolaños

Sommelier Terroni Downtown LA

9.3

Always great to taste new barolo's

Always great to taste new barolo's

Nov 30th, 2015
Mike Dombrow

Buyer Sunfish Cellars

9.5

Captain Chaos Wine! Canonica Run! Who wants to be JJ?

Captain Chaos Wine! Canonica Run! Who wants to be JJ?

Jul 10th, 2014
Michael

Everything you expect and want from a 10 year old Barolo. Wow!

Everything you expect and want from a 10 year old Barolo. Wow!

Aug 29th, 2020
Steven Heydemann

Way too young, but no doubt that this will be a stellar wine in 10-15 years. If my taste buds hold out, this will be worth waiting for.

Way too young, but no doubt that this will be a stellar wine in 10-15 years. If my taste buds hold out, this will be worth waiting for.

Oct 21st, 2017
Jennifer Quigley

Thanks Mr. Ladd; nice treat with our Indian food.

Thanks Mr. Ladd; nice treat with our Indian food.

Sep 26th, 2016
David Lown

The best sip was the first where it had incredible complexity. Over time it got bigger but I feel like it hid the crazy complexity a bit. What was left was a more savory style of Barolo with beautiful fruit also. Obviously a 2010 Barolo is a baby. Can't wait for ten years from now besides that I'll be 50. Actually I take that all back. Ten years from now will suck and this wine may be one of the only good things.

The best sip was the first where it had incredible complexity. Over time it got bigger but I feel like it hid the crazy complexity a bit. What was left was a more savory style of Barolo with beautiful fruit also. Obviously a 2010 Barolo is a baby. Can't wait for ten years from now besides that I'll be 50. Actually I take that all back. Ten years from now will suck and this wine may be one of the only good things.

Feb 11th, 2016
Hajime Kawasaki

若くてもBarolo!

若くてもBarolo!

May 17th, 2015
Joel Tan

Lots of red and dark fruits, but also quite powerful and significantly more tannin. Needs some time to calm down but it is definitely one to look out for

Lots of red and dark fruits, but also quite powerful and significantly more tannin. Needs some time to calm down but it is definitely one to look out for

Mar 29th, 2014
Dan O'Brien

Owner/Winemaker Gail Wines

9.3

Dan had this 6 years ago

Dan had this 6 years ago

Apr 12th, 2015