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2009 Azienda Agricola Castaldi Francesca Fara

Nebbiolo Blend

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Northern Piedmont
  • Fara
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CT82.3 3 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • studleytrey wrote: 85 points

    January 28, 2020 - This was a "found in the cellar" wine of which I have 3, and the previous notes had me a little concerned. Well, it was rather uninspired on the pop with little fruit and interest, as previously noted. A short bit of air (and food) did help this out a bit, fortunately, though not thoroughly. It's a light and rustic effort here for sure.

    Medium garnet color with bricking edges. A little tight aromatically, with tar, fresh herbs, dry leaves, and maybe a little dark red fruits. Medium body, acid, and finish, with drying tannins and flavors of dark red fruits, black tea, and lemon. Not a lot of fruit though. Blend of nebbiolo and vespolina. Better with food, and not terrible, but not great. Nice label. In spite of the tannins, I think I'll drink these sooner than later.

  • mos wrote: 82 points

    May 26, 2016 - Non-descript nose. Maybe some red fruits and a touch of spice but nothing spectacular.

    Nice bright cherry attack with a switch hit to dusty cherries shortly on the front end of the mid-palate. Abrupt sucker punch of tannin puts it away.

    I might as well have been chewing on a piece of cherry flavored oak.

    Ironically, like the only other tasting note at the time of writing, had with pizza. Barely worth the pizza. I feel sad for you if you waste this on even a low grade piece of meat.

  • mwneil Does not like this wine: 80 points

    December 4, 2015 - Very tannic with almost no fruit, drank with pizza, have another bottle so I will drink it again. Oh well.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Azienda Agricola Castaldi Francesca
  • Varietal Nebbiolo Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Northern Piedmont
  • Appellation Fara

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3 (17%)
  • Consumed 15 (83%)

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