Red

2006 AR.PE.PE. Valtellina Superiore - Sassella Stella Retica Riserva

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Lombardia
  • Valtellina
  • Valtellina Superiore - Sassella
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Community Tasting Notes 50

  • Bob H wrote:

    February 24, 2020 - The nose here is better than the palate - cool red fruit. Very light-bodied, with a hole in the mid-palate. Decent acidity and persistence through the finish, but not enough palate presence.

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  • Cabfrancophile Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 16, 2020 - Fresh and dried cherry, herbs and earth. Medium bodied, balanced acidity. Drinks more like an elegant Barbaresco to my taste--less of the high-toned, minerality Valtelline character, more firm tannins, darker color, and higher fruit intensity. Interesting. This bottle seemed about at peak since the fruit character is maturing, while the tannins are still grippy--but it will vary by bottle, certainly.

    Purchased at the cellar door in 2012. Decanted about 1 hour before consuming.

  • caesar77 Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 7, 2019 - Drinking well now...popped and poured...massive bouquet of crushed violets, truffles and wet earth. Balanced on the palate with lively fruit and well-integrated tannins that were silky smooth. Exactly what you hope for when aging a well-made Nebbiolo based wine!

  • bags wrote:

    September 2, 2019 - lovely. aggressive decant around 90 early; amazingly, no sediment.

  • Bob H wrote:

    July 10, 2019 - Fair - fine on the nose, but really not much of a follow-through on the palate.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer AR.PE.PE.
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Stella Retica Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Lombardia
  • SubRegion Valtellina
  • Appellation Valtellina Superiore - Sassella

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 221 (50%)
  • Consumed 220 (50%)

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Community Recommendations

Anatra brasata, Grilled meat, Red meat stew, Roasted meat

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