Some might say this was opened too soon, but no complaints. Nice floral nose, got the roses going on, but over time a bit of camphor or balsamic slightly comes up. This can be unpleasant elsewhere but it just added a nice bit of complexity. In the mouth, some sweet cherry, fine tannins, more of those aromatics. Had this a year ago at the Produttori and it was nowhere near this good. Hard to call any wine a bargain at $30, but it's a value play for the quality, showing off the elegant side of nebbiolo. Wish I had bought a half case at the time.
Yes, it's good $15 PN. So I don't mind having it with mac 'n' cheese on a Tuesday. Better than some random $15 Bourgogne or PN from Castle Rock, but not exactly screaming terroir. Cherry, a little leaf, nice but light tannin, not overwhelmed with oak or other dressing up, crunchy acids.
Someone said that nebbiolo was the grape for winemakers who have mastered pinot and are ready to move on. I think that might understate the challenge of making great Barolo and Barbaresco, although it can succeed in many styles. This is a different wine, light, not hugely complex, but clearly nebbiolo. Tannins are fine but a little gritty, as the youth of the wine suggests. Acids are taut and mouth-watering. Roses in the aroma, a little spice and baking powder, all of which carries through to the palate, with the addition of cherry and herbal notes. For a $24 wine, the finish is pretty long. I can see, for the right price, this or Vietti's Perbacco as semi-daily drinkers in place of PN, especially in good vintages.