I can't praise Noah enough for the work they do. This is a spectacular Alto Piemonte. Its full of bright fruit acid herbs sweet tobacco menthol. Its everything I want from the north. — a month ago
Popped and poured. The 2015 Lessona from Proprieta Sperino is absolutely singing right now; pretty much right out of the gate. The solar nature of the vintage is on full display but the elegance of Lessona is still there. Bright garnet color with a transparent core; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears and no signs of sediment. On the nose, bright, ripe red fruits: cherries, strawberries and raspberries with red flowers, dried herbs and minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry with silky medium+ tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. Lovely texture! The finish is long and delicious. Drinking well now and should do so for at least another 7+ years. — 2 months ago
Nose: holy cow. Incredibly intense. Pink Rose petals. Almost searing. Gorgeous. Swirling. So pretty. Lilacs. Chocolate. Gentle Nebbiolo spice. A masterpiece of winemaking. A 9.8 nose. So beautiful you can’t believe something this gorgeous exists.
Palate: intense early season cherries. Phenomenally linear. So precise. The elegance on this is off the charts. So juicy and fresh. Hints of leather.
Finish just clings. Nebbiolo spice. Fresh run cherry juice. I can’t believe that this is 8 years old.
A wine you share with your best wine drinking friends.
At this point it’s best in the first 30 minutes after open.
Fass selections. — a month ago
A bargain-priced Nebbiolo (Spanna) from northern Piemonte. Nose takes a while to get going but then shows earthy macerated cherry and leather. Full in the mouth. Deep whack of fruit initially, then the tannins come on, and finally the finish tapers into a tail of dry cherry extract. Not the deepest or most complex but nice on a budget and can age a few years. — 2 months ago
This wine is so beautiful. It defies words but words are all I have so here goes nothing. Haunting nose of mid season cherries, melting road tar, dried and fresh roses, spice and cigar. Woodshop, old library books and so much more. Tweed jacket as well. A mesmerizing and spellbinding nose. Palate is just so together and integrated. This is so special with gorgeously refined tannins and amazing purity and freshness. So much refinement hard not to think of Piedmontese Volnay. So concentrated and so nimble with heavenly mid to late season cherry fruit. Terrific structure for long again. Wow. I’ll follow this throughout the night. After many hours of air this has melllowed out and it just flat out gorgeous with stunning fruit presence and clarity. Amazing length. 9.5 to 9.6. — 2 months ago
What a great example of the region the way the additions of Croatina and Vespolina complement the Nebbiolo all grown on the acidic volcanic soil of the region. Red berry flowers mint. Very alpine feel. Plus built to drink early. — a month ago
Bright acid, tart cranberry, thin and little tannin. Sage or pine finish very herby. Easy with food but stands out by itself. — 2 months ago