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ProducerOddero (web)
UPC Code(s)736040510963

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Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2027 (based on 8 user opinions)

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Community Tasting Notes (average 88 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 33 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by whitmanlholt on 12/20/2014 & rated 89 points: Popped and poured. This is a medium dark red wine, a bit darker than most Nebbiolo-based wines I have had. The nose is nice, with odors of sweet tar, rosehips, and licorice. This is less enjoyable in the mouth it carries some rough edges of sharp kirsch, although that smooths out a bit with time. The finish is slightly spicy with some blackberry tones. Overall, this was okay but not great, although a relative bargain for the price. I would recommend a couple hours of air before drinking. 89 points. (1364 views)
 Tasted by stewartl on 10/18/2014 & rated 88 points: not inspiring, muted fruit, good acidity (1628 views)
 Tasted by mr.spock on 5/20/2013: Cherry, brandy, caramel on the nose. Dry and hot when first opened...after decanting it opened up and was not so hot. On day 2 and 3 it was very dry, oaky, mellow with notes of old leather and plums. (3807 views)
 Tasted by Domberger on 3/22/2013 flawed bottle: Corked (3780 views)
 Tasted by What I'm Drinking Now on 11/10/2012 & rated 85 points: This was really week Nebbiolo from an aromatic and palate standpoint. A lift ruby red color fills this medium bodied wi e which has faint red berry and flower notes. The palate features tart ripe red berries cranberry sauce. I would pass on this one for a better option. (4680 views)
 Tasted by arthrovine on 9/19/2012 & rated 90 points: Old world style. Entry level Barolo from la morra. This needs years. If opening now, decant and aerate the heck out of it. I found 1/2 bottle in a decanter 3 days later and it was really nice. Very tough out the gate, however. (4592 views)
 Tasted by Winestein on 9/18/2012 & rated 89 points: Quite brownish for a relatively young wine. Plums and quite high alcohol on the nose. Highly tannic and very short. Where are the plum notes of a good Barolo? (4287 views)
 Tasted by lepetitchateau on 8/6/2012 & rated 84 points: Thin, acerbic, hints at what it should be I do not expect this frog to blossom into a prince ever. There are many better Barolo to choose, skip this one. (2877 views)
 Tasted by Coupe 60 on 2/11/2012 & rated 90 points: PnP, and had with Pizza. Not overly complex, but quite tasty. Made in a modern soft fruity style. Light in body, red fruit. Maybe a little leather. Very nice effort and a good QPR at the sub $25 tag I paid at WL (3435 views)
 Tasted by Elongatedm on 2/4/2012 & rated 88 points: Light in color and a bit earthy. Went really well with a white truffle and mushroom pizza. (2788 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/25/2011 & rated 84 points: High hopes, broke my heart. May mature, but way too hot, thin, and simple. Decanted 3 hours and still couldn't find the classic nebbi in this one. Harsh, tannic, thin, and disappointing. Maybe the Giacosa, Conterno, Mascarello, Grasso, Cerreto, Clerico, Marcarini, Ratti, Borgogno, Verduno and other great Barolo producers have spoiled me....regret buying this one for now. Tried a new producer for me & maybe aging will improve slightly, but not worthy in my opinion. (3235 views)
 Tasted by Vinobrother on 12/3/2011 & rated 84 points: Light fruity on the nose, cherry, berries, fresh acidity good tannins. (3416 views)
 Tasted by texag96 on 11/26/2011 & rated 89 points: Very light color very fruit forward. Almost reminded me on a pinot noir. Very little tannin. Ok wine to drink now, don't really expect much more out of it from cellaring. (3389 views)
 Tasted by pjaines on 11/14/2011: Young yet soft enough to be approachable right now. Lots of varietal aromas and tastes here with a tannic backbone that will reward time in the cellar. Decanting is required for any Barolo this young - after 2 hours it opened up a touch. Not unpleasant, but needs more time. (3748 views)
 Tasted by Number51 on 11/4/2011 & rated 89 points: It's a steal at WL's discounted price, but this didn't really rock my world.
Tannins are hard, so I would't open it for few years. (I opened mine because the label was damaged)
Rustic. (3646 views)
 Tasted by cabdrinker on 11/1/2011: Excellent
Very nice nose of plum, tea, eucalyptus and leather. Light mouthfeel but comes with bright acidity. On the palate I also noted some fresh herbs and floral components. Long finish that leave the moth watering. (3753 views)
 Tasted by JasonMcFall on 9/21/2011 & rated 89 points: Good mouthwatering acidity - firm tannins but great with food. Excellent value (4111 views)
 Tasted by NJ BIG CHRIS on 9/12/2011 & rated 85 points: well made, I just don't like it... (4019 views)
 Tasted by bevetroppo on 5/12/2011 & rated 90 points: Nice and easy, or is that a hair coloring? I mean this is a clean, pure style of barolo that just tastes good and true, without a lot of affectation or manipulation. "Clean" does not equal filtered or scrubbed, it means refreshing, at least to me. Quite palish and fully transparent color, certainly the opposite of extracted, sweet fruit notes on the nose-cherry, cranberry, with leather and muted anise, just the way I like it. Medium bodied, nice integrated flavors but plenty of grippy tannins if you swirl for a few seconds, suggesting plenty of life ahead. (4903 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 4/29/2011 & rated 91 points: quite good. Drink on the early side...perhaps the next 5 years. Medium bodied, balanced, cherry, and earth. Some harsher tannins soften with decanting but there's good mineraliy and appropriate acidity too. (4760 views)
 Tasted by jfm on 2/2/2011: Pretty solid for the price. Might have overwhelmed it with Indian food so reserving final judgement. (5365 views)
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Nebbiolo is a red grape indigenous to the Piedmont region of Italy in the Northwest. The grape can also be found in other parts of the world, though they are not as respected.

Nebbiolo is often considered the "king of red wines," as it is the grape of the famed wines of Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG, and Roero DOCG. It is known for high tannins and acidity, but with a distinct finesse. When grown on clay, Nebbiolo can be very powerful, tannic, and require long aging periods to reach its full potential. When grown on sand, the grape exhibits a more approachable body with more elegant fruit and less tannins, but still has high aging potential.

"Nebbiolo" is named for the Italian word, "nebbia", which means "fog", in Italian and rightfully so since there is generally a lot of fog in the foothills of Piedmont during harvest.

Nebbiolo is a late-ripening variety that does best in a continental climate that boasts moderate summers and long autumns. In Piedmont, Nebbiolo is normally harvested in October.

More links:
Varietal character (Appellation America) | Nebbiolo on CellarTracker


Italian Wines (ItalianMade.com, The Italian Trade Commission) | Italian Wine Guide on the WineDoctor


Vignaioli Piemontesi (Italian only)


Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Roero | Union of Producers of Albese Wines (Albeisa)


Regional History:
The wines of Piedmont are noted as far back as Pliny's Natural History. Due to geographic and political isolation, Piedmont was without a natural port for most of its history, which made exportation treacherous and expensive. This left the Piedmontese with little incentive to expand production. Sixteenth-century records show a mere 14% of the Bassa Langa under vine -- most of that low-lying and farmed polyculturally. In the nineteenth century the Marchesa Falletti, a frenchwoman by birth, brought eonologist Louis Oudart from Champagne to create the first dry wines in Piemonte. Along with work in experimental vineyards at Castello Grinzane conducted by Camilo Cavour -- later Conte di Cavour, leader of the Risorgimento and first Prime Minister of Italy -- this was the birth of modern wine in the Piedmont. At the heart of the region and her reputation are Alba and the Langhe Hills. This series of weathered outcroppings south of the Tanaro River is of maritime origin and composed mainly of limestone, sand and clay, known as terra bianca. In these soils -located mainly around the towns of Barolo and Barbaresco -- the ancient allobrogica, now Nebbiolo, achieves its renowned fineness and power.

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