Le Piane

Boca Nebbiolo Blend

9.2215 ratings
9.162 pro ratings
Boca, Novara, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo, Vespolina, Bonarda
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Seems fully mature. Complex nose shows wet earth, a little mushroom, and some macerated cherry underneath. Still some tannin left, but complex flavors show tart cherry, loads of minerally earth, and underbrush. Very distinctive.

Seems fully mature. Complex nose shows wet earth, a little mushroom, and some macerated cherry underneath. Still some tannin left, but complex flavors show tart cherry, loads of minerally earth, and underbrush. Very distinctive.

Jun 16th, 2019
Jae Cho

Could nebbiolo have sous bois? It’s got real resemblance to Pinot tertiary notes.

Could nebbiolo have sous bois? It’s got real resemblance to Pinot tertiary notes.

May 5th, 2019
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
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!

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2018
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