2010 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Spanna Cuvee Bernardo Vallana


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Piemonte DOC
Drink between 2020 - 2031 (Edit)
CT89.2 40 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • MrOctoberfest Likes this wine:

    October 26, 2020 - This is starting to soften up. The tannins are still there but could no longer strip paint. Really good Alto Piedmont wine that is an ideal accompaniment to a weekday dinner.

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  • PaulusLoZebra Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 24, 2020 - This is a big, rustic Nebbiolo with a strong tannic profile; decanted for four hours, it was much better on nights two and three, which is consistent with the experiences of other CT members. I will keep my other bottles for the 25-35 drinking window. Introverted on night one, it eventually showed lots of tart red fruits, cranberries, raspberries and a deep vein of tar. Some mid-palate sweetness developed on nights two and three. It closes with dominant tannins and lip-smacking acidity. This wine absolutely needs a meal of big flavors and rich foods. Very good QPR.

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  • Arturoonwine wrote: 92 points

    May 23, 2020 - I bought a case of this so have the ability to taste as the years progress. Unlike Vallana's regular Spanna bottling and the supposedly lighter Campi Raudii bottling, this top of the line bottle is a puzzle. Although light in body, it remains tight as a drum with unexpressive nose, ripe but light mouth texture and simple, charmless flavors. I agree with other posts that this is far better after 24 hours. The nose begins to express pressed roses and mountain red currants. Flavors also begin to soften but with little complexity. Having experience with this estate going back to vintages from the '60's (!), this strikes me as one of those wines that will be much better left to our children. I would keep it under wraps for decades!

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  • MrOctoberfest Likes this wine:

    January 18, 2020 - It’s kind of dormant right now. After 4 hours in the decanter, it reached its stride.

    Much more expressive on day 2. A little bit of VA and drying tannins complement some red fruit and baking spice. There is a tiny bit of road tar and some other things that make one think of Nebbiolo, but I’m not sure that I could identify this blind as such. Very nice, and probably still 5 years away from what should be at least a decade long peak.

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  • Sonoma-W Likes this wine: 87 points

    July 26, 2019 - Still tannic but much more approachable than when we first tried it!

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Nebbiolo in Its Many Guises: Alto Piemonte & Valtellina (apr 2020), 4/1/2020 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Antonio Vallana e Figlio
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Spanna Cuvee Bernardo Vallana
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Piemonte DOC

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 233 (57%)
  • Consumed 173 (43%)

Food Pairing

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Risotto with mushrooms or shaved truffles

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