Pio Cesare

Barolo Nebbiolo

9.1942 ratings
9.1155 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
Andrew Lohse

Volume dialed up / menthol, dried fruit, depth, power / more drive

Volume dialed up / menthol, dried fruit, depth, power / more drive

Jun 6th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Best older Barolo I’ve ever had. Color was so light you didn’t even think it’s wine but one sniff and one sip and you’re transported to a rose garden.

Best older Barolo I’ve ever had. Color was so light you didn’t even think it’s wine but one sniff and one sip and you’re transported to a rose garden.

May 4th, 2018
Liz Vicharelli

Had it breathe for a day and it was amazing!

Had it breathe for a day and it was amazing!

Dec 15th, 2017
Ralph DiBiasi

Dark chocolate, leather, spicy, cinnamon, and playoffs

Dark 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