2018 WS TOP 100 #54 Wine Spectator 93 The sweet fruit flavor and solid structure play off each other as this evolves. Starts with floral, cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors, melding into the firm, resonant tannins as the finish extends. Complex, balanced and set for a long life. James
Wine Spectator 92 "Black currant, violet and rosemary settle nicely into the succulent texture of this red. Firm and elegant, yet shows intensity and fine length. Nebbiolo, Merlot, Barbera and Dolcetto. Drink now through 2024. 1,500 cases made, 500 cases imported. –BS" The Wine Rosso is a blend
"This lightly sparkling delight is a refreshing and crisp white wine with hints of apple, peach, and vanilla....A zesty alternative to chardonnay that compiments spicy appitizers as well as chicken, fish or pork dishes." ~ Winery notes
Wine Spectator 92 "This is concentrated and vivid, yet with a fluid feel that allows the blackberry and black cherry flavors to work the dense structure. The acidity drives the long finish. Fine potential. Drink now through 2024. 1,100 cases made, 400 cases imported. –BS" The Wine 100% Barbera
James Suckling 92The play between citrus fruit and green apples, but then white blossom and even pineapple is enticing. The palate is steely and focused, but nicely layered and textured on the finish. Drink now.
Wine Spectator 94"Haunting aromas of rose, wild cherry, kirsch, mineral and leather are the hallmarks of this silky, elegant red, which is linear and balanced, extending on the finish with notes of fruit, spice, mineral and tobacco. Very harmonious. Drink now through 2033."
James Suckling 95 "The dark-berry, strawberry and charcoal aromas are impressive. Full bodied and totally integrated with wonderful presence and composure of fruit and tannin balance. Lovely finish. Lingers. Try in 2024." Vinous Media 90 "Revello's 2015 Barolo is pliant and inviting, with
Barbera d'Asti Lavignone is a bright and aromatic wine with aromas and flavors of red cherries, violets and wild herbs. Soft tannins and a moderate level of alcohol and medium weight make Lavignone an ideal wine for immediate enjoyment. It can be served at room-temperature or slightly chilled and
Wine Spectator 97 "Offers an intense display of cherry, kirsch, rose, sandalwood and spice aromas and flavors. The kaleidoscope of flavors is matched to a firm, racy structure. It all comes together on the never-ending, mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2043. 1,100 cases made. –BS"
Wine Advocate 91+ "As one of the best quality-minded estates in Barolo, Vietti has little claim to winemaking fame in the Roero appellation. Regardless, the 2017 Roero Arneis is one of the most successful interpretations of this white wine on the market today. It falls under that Vietti magic wand.
Wine Spectator 91“A sleek, racy style, this red boasts raspberry, boysenberry, graphite and spice flavors. Balanced and focused, with lingering echoes of fruit, mineral and spice. Drink now through 2024. 10,000 cases made, 7,800 cases imported.”
Wine Advocate 88 “Here's a great choice for nights at home with lasagna or your favorite pasta recipe. The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Ruvei (85% Barbera and 15% Nebbiolo) offers softness and succulence in terms of mouthfeel followed by bright cherry, blackberry and dark plum. Partially aged in oak, the
Wine Advocate 91 From a hot vintage, the 2017 Roero Arneis is a rich and pulpy white wine with bright fruit definition. The bouquet delivers tropical fruit, papaya and apricot. The mouthfeel is rich with thick fruit flavors. This vintage shows superior structure. But an expert winemaking hand is
James Suckling 90 “Roasted herbs, elderberry pie and spices. Full bodied with plenty of fruit-compote flavors and a fruity finish.”~JS Wine Spectator 88 “Bright cherry and black currant aromas and flavors are augmented by earth and tobacco accents in this exuberant red. Firm and vibrant,
"Asti is a light, fruity Italian sparkling wine. It is created in the beautiful Peidmont Region at the base of the Italian alps." ~ Winery notesSuggestions: As a special toast, pair with fruits and deserts, or in a sparkling cocktail.
"The grapes are selected from vineyards in Agliano Terme, one of which is also used for our single vineyard La Crena, and several other villages in the hills around Asti. Average density is 4500 plants per hectare. The process starts with a cold maceration in stainless steels, then the must is
James Suckling 91 “Impressive vibrant strawberries. A lighter fruited style with poached cherries and vanilla. Attractive fragrances, too. The palate has a mellow, medium-bodied feel, and the tannins are nicely shaped. Try from 2020.”-JS “Garnet red in color, this wine -- made from grapes from
James Suckling 91 "Shows plenty of nutmeg and cedar on the nose, as well as dried strawberries and spices. Medium body, firm and chewy tannins and a grainy finish. Drink in 2020."~JS "The Bricco Ravera was born from recent investment in the Barolo area, namely in the cru Ravera di Monforte,
"Produttori di Carema is a producer of top quality Nebbiolo in Torino, located in the utmost northwestern region of Piedmont. Carema is a wine valued for its perfume and elegance, but it has the structure and acidity to age for decades. This shows the aromatic fireworks that only Nebbiolo grown in
Wine Enthusiast 90Enticing scents of fragrant white flower, apricot, pineapple and a whiff of wild herb float out of the glass. On the rich frothy palate, notes of sage and candied lemon drop accent ripe apricot and yellow peach alongside a softly foaming mousse. It finishes bright and clean.
Wine Advocate 93 "I tasted this wine after bottling but before its commercial release. The 2015 Barbaresco will hit the market on September 1st. It was scheduled to be released in October, but because Produttori del Barbaresco is already out of stock of the 2014 Barbaresco, they decided to move
Wine Spectator 93 "Underscored by flashy new oak, this red delivers blackberry, black cherry, violet, graphite and toasty oak aromas and flavors. Offers a solid core, but needs time for all the facets to show. Delivers terrific balance and length. Drink now through 2027."~BS "The Nizzza DOCG
Vinous Media 94+ "Maria Teresa Mascarello's 2014 Barolo has put on a good bit of weight since I first tasted it, yet it remains nervous, tightly wound and compact - which is to say, very much in the style of the year. Time in the glass brings out a host of bright red cherry, pomegranate, mint,