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  • Péloursin

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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  • "what besides cabs and chards have you tried lately"Don't know ... ... to Langhe and Alba and Valtellina, i.e. non-Barbaresco/Barolo. Those are also interesting and in some cases pretty good.Not to hijack your thread but for me the most unusual is something that has very little acreage in CA.If anyone is interested, here are the grapes that c... Read More

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  • Italy has a huge number of "native" grape varieties, mostly because ... to find, but from Ghemme and Valtellina, not so much.  (Shame, since Ghemme is less expensive and more approachable--in Italy, anyway.) Chianti and Montalcino are well known over here, but there are many areas producing sangiovese.  Vino Nobile is not impossible to find, b... Read More

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  • Yes, more research.  That's always a good idea.  Read More

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  • So, here's a question.  Burgundy lovers insist that no New World Pinot Noir can (or will ever) compare to one from Burgundy.  Since I am still looking for that Pinot Noir epiphany and, frankly, hope to experience it on October 26, I mostly shrug at that comment.  However, are we now doing the same thing with Nebbiolo?  I have had a handful of Le... Read More

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  • GdP, I hear over and over that Nebbiolo just hasn' t thrived outside those areas of Italy.  Any insghts into why?  Wondering if you have tried the Clendenen stuff.  Oz Clarke has said it's the best thing going outside Italy, but he also has admitted that lots of Nebbiolo didn't do it for him for a long time, and even now there's a lot that is ha... Read More

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  • Don't mind at all. Palmina is as good as it gets for Nebbiolo in the ... itinerary for a visit to the Valtellina the other day. It had been on my calendar for early September but as you know I've been ill lately so everything is getting moved around and I am searching for the free time to include this in my travels this year.&nbs Read More

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  • GdP hope you don't mind me reposting your comment on WB, but thought it was very insightful. This was in answer to the thread titled, So what wine turned you on to Piemonte?"1978s from Vietti, Marcarini and Aldo Conterno in about 1983. They expanded my conception of the potential of what wine could be, then they screwed with my mind for 12 or14 ... Read More

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  • 5+years  for a "barolo" is pretty much standard.  Clendenen has only issued 2005 Nebbiolo at the most recent.  Looking at the stuff I have in the basement, the '04 entry level Baroli are just hitting the beginning of a window that should be open for another dozen years. The basic Langhe Nebbiolos from '08 and '09 are at the beginning of their wi... Read More

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  • Thanks Mark, some very high praise indeed. Amazing how committed they are to the italian varities, even producing multiple whites and a bunch of SVD Nebbiolo. 92 points for the $40 Stolpman seems to be the value play...Greg doesn't give points out very easily so I'm highly curious to try. And that's also a wine with 5+ years on it as a current r... Read More

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  • Jon, it looks like GDP is on the same page with you on the Palmina Nebbiolo. Read More

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