Tag: nebbiolo

Orsolani Casa di Vinicola Spanna Nebbiolo 1976, Piedmont, Italy

This 46 year old Nebbiolo from Piedmont, is still drinking nicely, although definitely past its peak.

Cherry in color with a wide reddish rim.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing cherries, brine, raspberries, currants, plums, bacon, earth, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, light forest floor, must, black pepper and vinaigrette.

I didn’t decant it, which was a good idea, as it did not last longer than an hour.

Good by itself, and better with food. I paired it with carpaccio.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

Montaribaldi Palazzina Barbaresco DOCG 2017, Italy


Reddish in color with medium intensity and a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of cherries, raspberries, strawberries, sweet spice, earth, light herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Very dry on the palate with sweet strawberries, cherries, raspberries, spices, earth, dark chocolates, black pepper and herbs.

Tangy finish with huge tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a young Barbaresco from Italy. Needs 3 to 5 years to mature, and calm down a bit.

Looks lighter than it feels.

Not an easy drinking wine right now, but some bottle time will fix all that.

A good quality wine that would continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

This 5 year old is a good food wine, that I paired with pizza.

Aged in new French oak barrels for 22 months. A small production of only only 10,000 bottles.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.

La Spinetta Pin Monferrato Rosso 1998 Piedmont, Italy




Deep ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red and black fruits, light oak, spices, chocolates, licorice, bitter vegetables, light forest floor, earth, light vinaigrette, tobacco and black pepper.

Huge grippy tannins on the finish, with tangy raspberries.

This is a very interesting blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon from Piedmont.

This 24 year old drinks very much like a young wine with huge tannins.

Very tasty now and needs an hour to open up. Showing great complexity at this point.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with food. After an hour of airtime this becomes a beast.

Feels like a 10 year old Super Tuscan. Feels very young and does not show its age at all. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Robert Parker 91 points.

A blend of 50% Nebbiolo, 30% Barbera, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 20 months in all new French oak barrels.

13% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$55.

L. A. Cetto Private Reserve Nebbiolo 2015, Baja California, Mexico

My first Mexican wine. So exiting!

Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, sweet cherries, raspberries, light oak, spices, licorice, black pepper, earth, light vegetables and tobacco leaf.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, black cherries, plums, sweet strawberries, earth, spices, light oak, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.

Nice spicy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice start to my Mexican wine journey.

This 6 years old nebbiolo is drinking very nicely now. Fruit forward with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. A nice sipping wine right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. Tannins come out after an hour of airtime.

A good quality wine that I would like to revisit in 3 years. I paired it with a Cuban sandwich.

Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$23.

Covalli Barolo 2014 DOCG, Italy

This is a nice Barolo from Italy.

Showing cherries, red currants, spices, oak, peppercorn, earth, green vegetables, herbs, black tea, rose pedals, barnyard, tobacco leaf and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Showing a very nice nose, and very dry on the palate with mild complexity.

Medium on the finish with medium plus tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Barolo need a few hours to open up properly.

A good food wine that will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

Thank you David and Elvira for sharing this with me.

Still unbalanced and would be nice to revisit it in a few years.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$25.

Rocca Felice Barolo Riserva 2004, Italy

Brownish in color with a wide brick rim.

Light nose of blueberries, raspberries, light oak, earth, wet leaves, blood, herbs, black pepper, iron, licorice and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, licorice, light oak, earth, wet leaves, vegetables and black pepper.

Long finish with big tannins, yet fine, and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice surprise. This 16 year old is drinking very nicely now, and has at least 10 years in it.

Showing nice complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel. The nose is strong and smells like blood, which is interesting.

I loved the intensity of the mouthfeel, but I expected more complexity at this age.

Always interesting to try these kind of wines. Thank you Sean for sharing this with me.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50 (current vintage).

Bargetto Family Estate La vita 1998, California

Here is an interesting red blend for my #AgedWineTuesday series.

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

On the nose cherries, blueberries, light oak, light spices, black pepper, pencil lead, tobacco leaf, wet leaves, cola, earth and leather.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, oak, tobacco, light oak, coffee, dark chocolates, coke, earth, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium finish with firm tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This unique blend from California is still drinking nicely. What a nice surprise, i did not expect it to be so alive by now.

Needs an hour of air time for the tannins to show up, and bring nice structure.

This 22 year old has seen better days, but still very enjoyable. Always nice to try a small piece of history. Must have been kept very well in the last 20 years.

Thank you Paul for sharing this.

I paired it with cheeses and olives.

A blend of 34% Nebbiolo, 32% Dolcetto and 34% Refosco.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.