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Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2004

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Ranked 6th wine from Wine Spectator's 2008 Top 100.Extremely attractive aromas of blackberry, fresh mushroom and mahogany. Full-bodied, with lovely fruit, soft tannins and a long finish. Chewy, yet balanced and pretty. Builds on the palate. A big and juicy red. Best after 2010. 7,000 cases made.

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Pio Cesare:
The Pio Cesare winery was founded in 1881 by our great great-grandfather Cesare Pio. He was one of the very first wine producers to believe in the great potential and quality of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and in the other great wines of Piemonte. Cesare Pio, in the second portion of 1800s, was among the very first winemakers to produce these wines with a philosophy that was dedicated to the te... Read more
The Pio Cesare winery was founded in 1881 by our great great-grandfather Cesare Pio. He was one of the very first wine producers to believe in the great potential and quality of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and in the other great wines of Piemonte. Cesare Pio, in the second portion of 1800s, was among the very first winemakers to produce these wines with a philosophy that was dedicated to the terroir and the strictest quality of the wine. For five generations, the Pio Cesare family has been producing traditional Piemontese wines in its ancient cellars, located in the center of the town of Alba.. The cellars walls date back to the Roman Empire period , 50 B.C. Recently, significant investments have been made to rebuild and restructure the cellars and the winery's facilities. A new fermentation cellar was built with a new racking by gravity area and a new barrel ageing room, 12 meters underneath the existing building and the Roman Walls. A brand new bottling and labelling equipment was installed in a newly built portion of the winery Pio Cesare owns more than 50 hectares (130 acres) of vineyards, located in the most highly rated and better exposed areas. Within the Barolo region, the "Ornato" Estate and the "Colombaro" Vineyard ( in Serralunga d’Alba), the "Gustava" Estate ( in Grinzane Cavour), the "Roncaglie" (in La Morra) and "Ravera" (Barolo- Novello). Within the Barbaresco territory, the "Il Bricco" Estate and the "San Stefanetto" Vineyard in Treiso Other selected vineyards are located in the communes of Diano d’Alba, Sinio and Trezzo. In addition to is own vineyards, Pio Cesare has fostered long-term relationships with growers for several generations and manages all aspects of viticulture in these vineyards. These growers have been selling grapes to the family for generations. The wines are fermented and aged using both modern winemaking techniques in tandem with the most traditional methods of the region. After an appropriate ageing in large casks and barriques of different French oaks the wines are bottle-aged before their release.All these elements contribute to the continuously high quality of the wines of Pio Cesare, while paying tribute to the vines and to the terroir. The production of the wines of Pio Cesare is intentionally limited in order to maintain their high quality. Year after year, the wines are ranked among the world's best and most highly regarded. The winery's dedication to quality and respect for tradition and terroir, has allowed Pio Cesare to reach a prominent position among the wine producers of Piemonte. The wines are found in the top restaurants and hotels around the world and are known and respected by the finest wine lovers and collectors. Read less
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Member Reviews for Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo

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Snooth User: Tic
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3.00 5
04/07/2009

I found the aroma to be very attractive and fruity scent. However, I felt the wine tastes a bit "light" and water-down. I don't know if that was because I brought it overseas via loading inside a luggage.


Snooth User: WinePaul
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4.50 5
04/19/2009

Just a baby, but incredibly delicious. Moderate to big tannin, decanted for less than an hour. Quite aromatic, classic violets and tar. Ripe flavors, concentrated. Opens up very slowly, but it does open up. I would wait at least another five years to open another bottle.


Snooth User: Ben Robson
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1.00 5
06/07/2009

Good wine, not a typical Nebbiolo though and the colour and fruit profile count against this 'Barolo' rating.


Snooth User: Andreas Gavris
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5.00 5
11/04/2009

Hight acidity, intense tanins, full bodied. Dry fruits, dry roses, wood, pepper, truffle. Angular with awesome complexity. exceptional.


Snooth User: jamlani
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4.50 5
11/27/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/31/2009

Medium-deep red. Complex aromas of raspberry, musky tobacco and minerals; distinctly higher-pitched and more backward than the 2003 normale Then wonderfully rich and delineated, with underlying minerality accentuating the impression of primary fruit.... Stephen Tanzer. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2004 Pio Cesare Barolo 750ml


External Review
09/23/2011

"The 2004 Barbaresco is a beautiful wine endowed with expressive aromatics and an attractive core of ripe red fruit. Subtle notes of spices


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

The estate's 2004 Barolo is very elegant in this vintage. Although the wine is firm and quite primary, the tannins are sweet, silky and refined. Today the wine reveals just a glimpse of its potential but it should develop into a gem with time. While ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2004 Pio Cesare Barolo 750ml


External Review
10/15/2009

94 points Wine Spectator #6 in The Top 100 Wines of the Year by Wine Spectator. Extremely attractive aromas of blackberry, fresh mushroom and mahogany. Full-bodied, with lovely fruit, soft tannins and a long finish. Chewy, yet balanced and pretty. Builds on the palate. A big and juicy red. Best after 2010. 7,000 cases made. –JS The #6 in Wine Spectator’s 2008 The Top 100 Wine Spectator 94 points


External Review
04/12/2011

94 points Wine Spectator#6 in The Top 100 Wines of the Year by Wine Spectator.Extremely attractive aromas of blackberry, fresh mushroom and mahogany. Full-bodied, with lovely fruit, soft tannins and


External Review
11/01/2009

This is a half-bottle of #6 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2008, scoring 94 points. Half-bottles offer a unique advantage as they reach maturity in roughly half the time it takes for a full bottle, so you can enjoy this exceptional Barolo at its peak much sooner. Year after year, Pio Cesare Barolos are ranked among the world's best. The Pio Cesare family takes a modern approach to quality winemaking. Their unique method stresses minimal intervention to produce wines of particularly supple flavor expression. The Nebbiolo grapes used to produce Pio’s Barolo come from the family vineyards around the village of Serralunga d’Alba. These grapes account for about 70% of production, with additional grapes sourced from the most favorable areas in Castiglione Falletto and Monforte, the same stock they have used for the last hundred years. The grapes from Serralunga give a full body, those from Castiglione Falletto offer an ethereal and tempting nose, and the fruits from Monforte provide class and a refined nature. Aged in 30% new French oak for 2 years the wine is then put in 50% new Slavonian oak for another 3 years. Dense, concentrated and tightly wound. Licorice and black cherry hints emerge slowly. Let this one breath for a good 20-40 minutes to really open up. Or you can cellar it carefully for 10-15 years. This is a Half-Bottle holding 375 ml. We Also Have Magnum-Size Bottles Available This item excluded from XTYPAK and any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount. not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator


External Review
10/21/2009

This is a magnum of #6 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2008, scoring 94 points. Magnums are the bottle of choice for true collectors. Year after year, Pio Cesare Barolos are ranked among the world's best. The Pio Cesare family takes a modern approach to quality winemaking. Their unique method stresses minimal intervention to produce wines of particularly supple flavor expression. The Nebbiolo grapes used to produce Pio’s Barolo come from the family vineyards around the village of Serralunga d’Alba. These grapes account for about 70% of production, with additional grapes sourced from the most favorable areas in Castiglione Falletto and Monforte, the same stock they have used for the last hundred years. The grapes from Serralunga give a full body, those from Castiglione Falletto offer an ethereal and tempting nose, and the fruits from Monforte provide class and a refined nature. Aged in 30% new French oak for 2 years the wine is then put in 50% new Slavonian oak for another 3 years. Dense, concentrated and tightly wound. Licorice and black cherry hints emerge slowly. Let this one breath for a good 20-40 minutes to really open up. Or you can cellar it carefully for 10-15 years. This is a magnum size bottle holding 1.5 liters. not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.



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Ranked 6th wine from Wine Spectator's 2008 Top 100.Extremely attractive aromas of blackberry, fresh mushroom and mahogany. Full-bodied, with lovely fruit, soft tannins and a long finish. Chewy, yet balanced and pretty. Builds on the palate. A big and juicy red. Best after 2010. 7,000 cases made.

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