I love this wine and the way it evolve is is just so wonderful. This 2015 Stella Retica always starts aromatically shy. But a few flowers, some berry fruits and faint minerals are there but they are not very loud at the moment of pop and pour. The volume gets turned up very very slowly over the first 30-40 minutes and it’s very cool to follow it. The florality is just stunning and the clarity of the cherry fruit is really something. There’s a sweet mint minerality. This stuff is really like it Giacosa made Valtellina. Epic. Palate is also a young stallion right now. It’s all there but this stallion wants to be left alone in the barn. Beautiful tannins and smack down of a finish. Super concentrated. Powerful. This needs maybe 50+ minutes for the palate to catch up to the nose. But it will. I’ll be back. 9.4 now. A 9.6 nose and a 9.3 palate currently.
This got really good overnight. Deep cherry on the nose. Minerals. Wool. So vivid. Still 9.6 nose but much better and more wide. Palate is juicy and deep with luscious dark and red cherry fruit and luscious deep and ripe tannins. Pure and balanced. Wow. 9.5. Now. — 23 days ago
Light but has depth and persistence — 16 days ago
Christmas Eve 2021 with Jenna erin mom dad and grandma. Really good red Italian. Very light mr. Rotanz I think would like it — a month ago
Needed a while to open up, fabulous with vodka sauce — 4 days ago
Beautiful light translucent ruby red, delicate rose floral nose. Bright, short and fruit-forward finish. Summer-ripe strawberries. This is Barolo’s fun little sister. Deteriorated significantly hours opening so be sure to finish the bottle quickly! — a month ago