Le Piane

Boca Nebbiolo Blend

9.2206 ratings
9.256 pro ratings
Boca, Novara, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo, Vespolina, Bonarda
Top Notes For
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.5

I have always loved the 2010. It is just as great today. Total elegance and finesse. World class. Strange thing is that my parents served artichokes. I really wanted a red. The Boca worked perfectly! What a gorgeous wine!

I have always loved the 2010. It is just as great today. Total elegance and finesse. World class. Strange thing is that my parents served artichokes. I really wanted a red. The Boca worked perfectly! What a gorgeous wine!

Jun 27th, 2018
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

9.1

Floral, elegant, high toned. This softened up nicely on day 2. Very nice

Floral, elegant, high toned. This softened up nicely on day 2. Very nice

Jan 6th, 2018
Christine Havens

Fantastic! This Nebbiolo-based red from the Boca commune is tightly coiled at the moment, needs decanting. Nose of black cherries and cloves. Beautifully defined on the palate, moderately high acidity makes this both a wonderful food wine and a long ager. Tannins are fine, with the quality of Italian plum skins and black tea. Medium bodied, with a moderately lengthy finish.

Fantastic! This Nebbiolo-based red from the Boca commune is tightly coiled at the moment, needs decanting. Nose of black cherries and cloves. Beautifully defined on the palate, moderately high acidity makes this both a wonderful food wine and a long ager. Tannins are fine, with the quality of Italian plum skins and black tea. Medium bodied, with a moderately lengthy finish.

2 people found it helpfulMay 9th, 2014
Jim Nelson

Low alcohol Nebbiolo blend is the best kind of Nebbiolo blend. This has a little age (2006) and is the suavest Boca I ever did have.

Low alcohol Nebbiolo blend is the best kind of Nebbiolo blend. This has a little age (2006) and is the suavest Boca I ever did have.

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2016
Sebastian Sutherland

Cherry, and Violet's all the way. Paired with a piave - but wish we had some meat action. Even a pepperoni pizza with this would be magic.

Cherry, and Violet's all the way. Paired with a piave - but wish we had some meat action. Even a pepperoni pizza with this would be magic.

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2016
Eric Guido

Irresistible, to say the least. The nose showed ripe strawberry, hints of wild herbs, crushed stone minerality, smoke, and pine nettle. On the palate, I found silky yet lifted textures with an elegant gleam of brilliant red fruits, minerals and inner floral tones. It finished elegant, finessed and remarkably pretty with lingering strawberry and hints of fine tannin.

Irresistible, to say the least. The nose showed ripe strawberry, hints of wild herbs, crushed stone minerality, smoke, and pine nettle. On the palate, I found silky yet lifted textures with an elegant gleam of brilliant red fruits, minerals and inner floral tones. It finished elegant, finessed and remarkably pretty with lingering strawberry and hints of fine tannin.

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2016
Sassodoro

Nebbiolo & Vespolina. A full, rich expression of red fruit, dark fruit, flowers, & chocolate. I haven't seen Boca in Chicago.

Nebbiolo & Vespolina. A full, rich expression of red fruit, dark fruit, flowers, & chocolate. I haven't seen Boca in Chicago.

Jun 21st, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Ripe, warm fruit. Black cherries. Mineral component.

Ripe, warm fruit. Black cherries. Mineral component.

Jan 24th, 2017
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.3

Great alternative to langhe Nebbiolo

Great alternative to langhe Nebbiolo

Dec 21st, 2016
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.1

Great visit and tasting at Le Piane. Watch out for 2013 Boca. 2011 is tasting wonderful now.

Great visit and tasting at Le Piane. Watch out for 2013 Boca. 2011 is tasting wonderful now.

Aug 6th, 2016