Piedmont, Italy

Proprieta Sperino

Rosa del Rosa Piemonte Rosato 2020

A wine complex both in flavor and personality, keeps me guessing keeps me going. Salmon pink fun to the eye then smell…earth. This is more than frilly fun. Sip, amd whoa! This is neither a partier nor someone tied to the earth. It’s a sophisticate. A sophisticate who dabs Rosé water behind their ears. A sophisticate who sips mineral water and pomegranate juice. A sophisticate who also maybe picked those roses and likes a strawberry jolly rancher at the end of the day, taking it all back to frilly fun. What a time to drink rosado. I want this rosado as a mentor. — 10 days ago

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@Jay Kline I’m into them! This was the first wine of theirs I had and I want more!
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@Ellen Clifford their “Uvaggio” is a killer Nebbiolo blend and outstanding value
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Riva Leone

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

This fine Italian wine has a medium ruby tint. Its nose is dark, full of plum, black cherry, strawberry, flowers and earth notes. The fruit really comes through on the palate, along with some oak spice. The acidity is racy, the tannins firm. It is perfect for pairing with mushroom dishes. — 5 days ago

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Marchesi Alfieri

La Tota Barbera d'Asti 2015

Deep Ruby In Colour. Red and Black Cherry, herbs, earthy - lovely aromatics. A little vanilla on the nose but the oak is well integrated. On the palate more full bodied than I was expecting with those same red and black cherry savoury earthy flavours - low acid. A perfect match with home made Pizza. Good Barbera is under rated I believe. — 8 days ago

Dawn, Aravind and 22 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Elvio Cogno

Ravera Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Ravera is name of the cru where the vineyard is located. Hillside Vineyard encircles the cellar, surrounding the estate. Aged 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels & 6 months in bottle. Ruby with pronounced aromas of red fruits, tobacco, licorice and gentle wafts of cedar. On the palate flavors of dried fruits, strawberry and raspberry with notes of cacao, leather and tobacco, slight herb citrus tones, well balanced with acidity. Firm structured tannins, opened quickly giving way to long finish ending with fruit, leather and earthy mineral character. Very Nice! Tasting Sample. — 2 days ago

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Moccagatta

Bric Balin Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2007

ESF
9.5

Purchased @ winery - stunner! Pristine & peaking, showing some age w/rich dark ruby w/slight bricking, not entirely opaque - soaring gorgeous red fruit like cherry, rhubarb, strawberry & violets & roses, dusty, tar, unmistakable Piedmont Earth, mineral, liqueur like, so clearly delineated & pure. Impeccable balance, seamless - a treasure. — 6 hours ago

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Olivero Mario

Bricco Ambrogio Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Really pretty nose that is super floral. Complex cherries. Confectionary aromas. Minty. Menthol. Really pretty and very nuanced. Bright and high toned. Wow, what a terrific palate. Tannic but sweet and super juicy. Really complex and deep. Lovely balance and freshness. This is really really close to the 16. What a talent. Finish is a mile long. Very very impressed. This tastes and smells like it’s from a cooler vintage than 17. Wonderful texture, structure, depth and sweet tannins and fruit. Endless finish. This is on the verge of a 9.5.

9.4 to 9.5 now with air. What a talent this guy is. So elegant and complex. Just stunning. This is better than his 16.

Nose is so floral and enveloping. A stunner.
— 12 days ago

Keith, Daniel and 9 others liked this

Albino Rocca

Vigneto Brich Ronchi Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2001

Pop and pour. On the nose: a touch of VA, adding a glossiness to the scents; wild strawberry, soft plum, vanilla. On the palate: fantastic acidity, lovely density, sandalwood, blackberry, blood orange. Tannin leans very drying on the finish...fine with food, but a bit over-tannic without. Still, extremely pleasurable based only on aromatics. — 8 days ago

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Josetta Saffirio

Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

Nose is ripe and rich. Florals and chestnuts. Tar. Roses. Elegant and apparent at the same time. Vibrant mid to late season cherry. Really lovely chestnut. Super classic nose here. Juicy, clean and pure. Elegant. Sweet and soft. Lovey freshness and ripe 2017 but very sweet tannins. Beautiful purity and finesse but needs an hour or 24 as the 17 tannins are coming in strong. I’ll be back as this opens. — 2 days ago

Steven, Aravind and 12 others liked this

G.D. Vajra

Dolcetto d'Alba 2018

See previous Delectable Notes from June 2020. Very dark Ruby in colour. Ripe cherry and liquorice on nose and palate - cherry skins. A medium weight palate finishing with fine powdery tannins. Dolcetto is essentially a simple wine (went well with Quiche) but when made by a producer of the reputation of G D Vajra its a particularly good representation of the grape. — 3 days ago

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What a beautiful label!
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Very attractive.

Olivero Mario

VigneUnite Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Lyle Fass
9.6

What a great wine. Wonderful nose. Campfire, cherries, spice, graphite. A bit quiet but the detail and aromatic precision are stunning. What a palate. So deep, so rich, so pure, so complex, big 17 tannins and wonderful balance and freshness. So long. This is exquisite. Once nose opens up I cannot wait. So much energy and precision. Structured for the long haul. This is brilliant now but needs air. So much more to say. Nose is now getting mintier. Like a wild mint. This is fantastic! I’ll be back.

Really has opened up. Super floral, tree bark, incense and spice. Just so great. Ripe and silky and super elite. This is beautiful. So elegant and structured. Amazing purity and depth. 9.4 to 9.6.
— 12 days ago

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