Ghemme, Novara

Antonio Vallana e Figlio

Boca Nebbiolo Blend 2016

Adjacent profile wise to Northern Rhone: gamey, mineral & earthiness to it’s core; it’s the decaying rose petals, & hibiscus edges (& lighter shades) that point to its true, Nebbiolo soul. I’ve heard some wine folks mourn the loss of the original Valana, & that the younger family upstarts can’t come close to the originals. I don’t know, but for about 25$ this is is dang-it good Alpine red. — a month ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Yeah the 60s and early 70s Vallana wines were in a class by themselves.

Vini Barbaglia

Boca Nebbiolo Vespolina 2016

Nose : cherry spice. Cherry licorice intense florals.

Palate: sweet cherry. So elegant. Lovely. Elite balance. Hint of elegant spice.

Seriously. If you like nebbiolo you are nuts not to buy a case of this at this price.

Fass selections.
— a month ago

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Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo

Cantalupo Anno Primo Ghemme Nebbiolo 2012

2023/9. Nice, traditional mountain Spanna, lithe but autumnal, ready to drink — 3 months ago

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Podere ai Valloni

Sass Russ Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2020

It took 36 hours to open, once it got going was a thing of beauty. — 4 days ago

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AP takes much longer to open than Langhe

Cantine del Castello Conti

Spanna Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2020

Classic, light ruby, tight little tannins, good fruit…even the people who “don’t like red wine” liked this gem — 14 days ago

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Sizzano Nebbiolo Blend 2016

Great vintage, soulful rendition of Nebbiolo, but just know it’s more like a 3 minute Stax records hit, rather than a long play jam of, say, Les Mcann Compared To What. Still, for20$, I’d choose it most days of the week. Some of that burnished leather furniture & forest floor is coming through the Nebbiolo, & so it’s more black fruited & evocative than peppy. Just know it’s a shorter finish. — 2 months ago

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Rusin Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo Rosé 2022

Gentle honey and fruit notes with a dry finish. Delicious chilled and refreshing — 4 months ago

Le Piane

Maggiorina vino rosso 2020

A crunchy, vibrant field blend of Nebbiolo & Croatina ++. Full of energy & character.
Ripe cherries with flowery notes, underlined with some stony minerality and a bit of orange zest freshness. So enticing & fresh. Very alive.
Joyful & crunchy on the palate with edgy, juicy tannins, zippy acidity and cherries galore. Delicious, unpretentious stuff - so drinkable and so food friendly. Another benchmark glou-glou wine.
What a nice discovery from Alto Piemonte.
— 12 days ago

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Le Piane

Boca Nebbiolo Blend 2015

Enjoyed with Thanksgiving 2023 — 13 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Platinetti Guido

Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2019

Wowza! A big nose of tar & blood oranges. Both day 1 and 2. A minimally f’d with Nebbiolo from a cooler site, put into large Slovenian oak. Not forever, but enough. No wood apparent. But it’s luscious, just short of full. ( There have been Baroli pass these lips that were not up to this). A hidden gem. — 2 months ago

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