Pio Cesare

Barolo Nebbiolo

9.1920 ratings
9.1148 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Ralph DiBiasi

Darl chocolate, leather, spicy, cinnamon, and playoffs

Darl chocolate, leather, spicy, cinnamon, and playoffs

Dec 5th, 2017
Rob Brobst III

Licorice and Tobacco all over the place! This is a good one people.

Licorice and Tobacco all over the place! This is a good one people.

Dec 1st, 2017
Skye LaTorre

Sommelier The Meatball Shop

8.0

It didn’t work out

It didn’t work out

Oct 29th, 2017
Matt Duncan

Fantastic! Bright, juicy, round. Great structure despite age. Good funk without volatile qualities. Yum!

Fantastic! Bright, juicy, round. Great structure despite age. Good funk without volatile qualities. Yum!

Oct 1st, 2017
Rob Sinskey

Owner/Winemaker Robert Sinskey Vineyards

8.0

Conflicted on this one. Prune and wood followed by bitter cherry. Nice dried herb aroma that blossomed with time. I think it needed a hunk of meat instead of delicate risotto.

Conflicted on this one. Prune and wood followed by bitter cherry. Nice dried herb aroma that blossomed with time. I think it needed a hunk of meat instead of delicate risotto.

6 people found it helpfulOct 27th, 2013
Adam Jesberger

Clear, day bright, ruby red with garnet to orange rim variation, medium concentration, no evidence of gas or sediment, medium viscosity. The nose is elegant, delicate to moderate intensity, slightly vinous. Underripe red cherries, fermenting strawberries and cranberry. Dried red roses, baking spice and asphalt. Dusty smells, slight oak. Bone dry, medium body, red and black cherry notes, underripe raspberries and cranberries, tarry with forest floor, spicy cedary oak. Highly tannic, med + alcohol, med + acid, medium finish with med+ complexity. I like this bottle a bit more than the 09 vintage. It has the tannins i look for in Barolo. This is a great wine to use as a benchmark for Barolo.

Clear, day bright, ruby red with garnet to orange rim variation, medium concentration, no evidence of gas or sediment, medium viscosity. The nose is elegant, delicate to moderate intensity, slightly vinous. Underripe red cherries, fermenting strawberries and cranberry. Dried red roses, baking spice and asphalt. Dusty smells, slight oak. Bone dry, medium body, red and black cherry notes, underripe raspberries and cranberries, tarry with forest floor, spicy cedary oak. Highly tannic, med + alcohol, med + acid, medium finish with med+ complexity. I like this bottle a bit more than the 09 vintage. It has the tannins i look for in Barolo. This is a great wine to use as a benchmark for Barolo.

4 people found it helpfulJan 19th, 2015
Max Coane

Crushed violet. Leather. Dried red fruit. Killer if not still a touch tannic

Crushed violet. Leather. Dried red fruit. Killer if not still a touch tannic

3 people found it helpfulAug 30th, 2013
Brad Hemmer

Dusty road, old barnyard, dried floral, blackberries. Starts off soft and layers build and build to good tannins that stick.

Dusty road, old barnyard, dried floral, blackberries. Starts off soft and layers build and build to good tannins that stick.

2 people found it helpfulMay 5th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Sweet black cherry liqueur on the first glass (after one, the liqueur effect begins to fade), ripe cranberry, raspberry, cooked rhubarb, black & red licorice together, dry cranberry, tar, black earth, minerals and smoked meats. Baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla. Sticky resolved tannins that coat your mid plate. Woody with tobacco leaf. Enjoy with a steak or good meat sauce with or without truffles. Drink now and for at least another 10-15 years. Perhaps, even beyond. Think the score could inch up to a 9.6 with some additional aging.

Sweet black cherry liqueur on the first glass (after one, the liqueur effect begins to fade), ripe cranberry, raspberry, cooked rhubarb, black & red licorice together, dry cranberry, tar, black earth, minerals and smoked meats. Baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla. Sticky resolved tannins that coat your mid plate. Woody with tobacco leaf. Enjoy with a steak or good meat sauce with or without truffles. Drink now and for at least another 10-15 years. Perhaps, even beyond. Think the score could inch up to a 9.6 with some additional aging.

2 people found it helpfulMay 4th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

This afternoon we had the 2011 Pio Cesare Barolo. The nose was tight at first opening but after decanting helped open it up. I started getting cherry, cassis, and licorice. On the palate there was nice notes of red cherry, raspberry, licorice, and hints of mint. This.was a.full bodied, medium + acidity and medium + gripping tannins.

This afternoon we had the 2011 Pio Cesare Barolo. The nose was tight at first opening but after decanting helped open it up. I started getting cherry, cassis, and licorice. On the palate there was nice notes of red cherry, raspberry, licorice, and hints of mint. This.was a.full bodied, medium + acidity and medium + gripping tannins.

1 person found it helpfulDec 5th, 2015