Pio Cesare

Barolo Nebbiolo

9.338 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
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
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
Bret Barker

Pio is a reliable old school Barolo producer. Dark fruit with with some heavier mocha overtones. Very good.

Pio is a reliable old school Barolo producer. Dark fruit with with some heavier mocha overtones. Very good.

Feb 21st, 2018
Marc Miller

2006 drinking well. Ripe black cherry, even tannins, long finish. Great value. Pio Cesare ftw

2006 drinking well. Ripe black cherry, even tannins, long finish. Great value. Pio Cesare ftw

Jan 19th, 2018
Turbo D

NFL Thursday’s

NFL Thursday’s

Oct 6th, 2017
Makoto Someya

Following 2011, garnet color is more vintaged. Oak aroma. It takes time to open it and feel full body taste. Vanilla flavor. More than 3 hours is necessary? Enough acid and a bit strong tanning. Maybe, still need more years. @2450, Wineplus, 170704-170729

Following 2011, garnet color is more vintaged. Oak aroma. It takes time to open it and feel full body taste. Vanilla flavor. More than 3 hours is necessary? Enough acid and a bit strong tanning. Maybe, still need more years. @2450, Wineplus, 170704-170729

Jul 6th, 2017
Mark Flesher

Ready to go after a 3 hour decant....but something tells me that this was murdered tonight. This 06 is still aging, still on the upswing. The nose is a very terroir rich bouquet. Truffle, mushroom...and FUNK. The funkiness kind of blew off after 30 minutes and the wine was quite nice after that. Although I have never been to Barolo (or Italy for that matter), I can imagine this is what the dirt would smell like. Just downright damn funky. Entry is chewy plum and fig pie, showing the slightest hint of age. This wine is both powerful and delicate. Robust and intricate. Nice acidity. Better front with food than when enjoyed alone as is the case with most Italian wines. This wine had a very herbaceous middle...everything from green pepper to garden herbs.....went well with turkey Provencal soup it was enjoyed with. There is truffle mixed in here somewhere. Not a dominant note, but just enough. The finish still has a lot of oak barrel, notes of black cherry tart and earthy loam. Nice, nice wine, but I have the slightest feeling that I murdered this one tonight and should have let it sit another 3-4 years. Drink 2019-2040

Ready to go after a 3 hour decant....but something tells me that this was murdered tonight. This 06 is still aging, still on the upswing. The nose is a very terroir rich bouquet. Truffle, mushroom...and FUNK. The funkiness kind of blew off after 30 minutes and the wine was quite nice after that. Although I have never been to Barolo (or Italy for that matter), I can imagine this is what the dirt would smell like. Just downright damn funky. Entry is chewy plum and fig pie, showing the slightest hint of age. This wine is both powerful and delicate. Robust and intricate. Nice acidity. Better front with food than when enjoyed alone as is the case with most Italian wines. This wine had a very herbaceous middle...everything from green pepper to garden herbs.....went well with turkey Provencal soup it was enjoyed with. There is truffle mixed in here somewhere. Not a dominant note, but just enough. The finish still has a lot of oak barrel, notes of black cherry tart and earthy loam. Nice, nice wine, but I have the slightest feeling that I murdered this one tonight and should have let it sit another 3-4 years. Drink 2019-2040

Apr 5th, 2017
Tom Wood

Still a decent wine with great balance and length but this is so, so ripe. It's finesse is s little lacking from insanely ripe fruit and mocha character. From the nose I'm not sure if I'd even pick this as Barolo

Still a decent wine with great balance and length but this is so, so ripe. It's finesse is s little lacking from insanely ripe fruit and mocha character. From the nose I'm not sure if I'd even pick this as Barolo

Jan 1st, 2017
Zack Miller

In a great spot now. Cola, leather, and some raisin. A typical Barolo very lovely

In a great spot now. Cola, leather, and some raisin. A typical Barolo very lovely

Nov 26th, 2014
Peter Nygaard

Great

Great

Oct 4th, 2014