Lecinquevigne Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Cathy Corison

Not quite clean but largely blew off. Cherries, earth, mint. — 2 days ago

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Beni di Batasiolo

Vigneto Cerequio Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Batasiolo Wine Dinner / Pour #5
One of their top 2 Barolo cuvées, from the historical La Morra cru they share with Gaja, Chiarlo, Damilano and others. Black currant, eucalyptus, balsamic, licorice, and rose.
— 4 years ago

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Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Waltham is a town in the suburbs of Boston, near where Cara's mother lives. Its high street has both Dollar Shops and little boutiques. Its eateries include both inexpensive Cuban diners and hip new restaurants. Red Bird is one such place with its chic decor and unfussy new American dishes. The menu could have been guessed at well ahead of time: beet salad, Brussels, hangar steak. The chicken entree included a spiced apple bread pudding. Tasty but would have been more so served later in the meal with some Creme Anglais. Quantities were enormous.

Decent Massachusetts restaurants often have a common shortcoming: their wine list. Made worse by the illegality of corkage. The options were limited to around ten reds. A Chianti I've never heard of. A Bulgheri wine I've never heard of. A couple of Californian wines I've never heard of. And then there was a Damilano Barolo for $150. No thank you.

With some under the table research on Delectable and Vinous I chose this Oregon Pinot Noir from Averaen. Ripe red cherries but with nice freshness. Sustains well and gained complexity with air. (On an aside, I asked for the bottle to be cooled a little and it made the world of difference.) "Bottled by Banshee" on the label boded well as I'm a fan of what this Sonoma producer is doing, especially for the price.
— 4 years ago

Cara Zimmerman
with Cara
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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Ice review. Good analysis of restaurant wine lists!
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Nice review!


Lablu Barbera d'Alba 2017

Definitely bold and fresh. A raspberry, cherry and red currant. Definitely fruity. With sweet vanilla and pepper (finish). — 17 days ago

Giacomo Damilano

Barolo Nebbiolo 1967

KWN Wine 4. WOW. Never had something this old before. I want more. Took a couple hours for it to come alive, but once it did it was memorable and one of those great experiences you won’t forget. 51 years old and magnificent. — 4 years ago

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Riserva Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

As good as it looks. — 6 years ago

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Brunate Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 2005

2005 drinking beautiful great balance now — 6 years ago

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Husch Vineyards

Estate Bottled Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Orange bitters, acetone, and crushed flowers on the nose. Slightly headier in the alcohol scent, esp after a day, than the ABV suggests. Sidenote: the color and light garnet shine is almost identical to the Damilano Nebbiolo we had 2 days ago. Candied orange, cherry stem, touch of oak and bark on the palate. Lots of body and decent finesse, and more nuanced than a lot of peer Pinots. Terrific at $24 club pricing. — 3 years ago


Nebbiolo d'Alba Nebbiolo 2012

171123. At Miki-san’s home. — 4 years ago


Langhe Arneis 2014

Light grapefruit with slight mineral on the tail. Very nice — 6 years ago