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Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Bricco Bussia Colonnelo 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This was popped and poured. Subtle nose wich opened with time to reveal a little dried rose over sweet cherry fruit. In the mouth there is good structure for an 85 but the wine softens fairly quickly and while exhibiting goo levels of fresh fruit doesn't offer that much in the way of complexity or depth. Lovely texture, fresh and mature, this is an elegant Barolo drinking close to peak.

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Region: Italy » Piedmont

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Winery: Alexana Winery
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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Alexana Winery:
Alexana Wines was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of making Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he met Lynn Penner-Ash. Lynn’s reputation stretches beyond the borders of Willam... Read more
Alexana Wines was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of making Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he met Lynn Penner-Ash. Lynn’s reputation stretches beyond the borders of Willamette Valley where she has crafted world-class wines for two decades. She has established herself as a premier winemaker of Burgundian-style wines with her label, Penner-Ash. Wine Spectator said she brings “the perfect blend of science, artistry and passion…. Her signature style has brought a new perspective” to winemaking. Lynn was aware of Dr. Revana’s vision and commitment to producing world-class wines. She knew of his Napa Valley winery, Revana Family Vineyard, whose Cabernet’s produced by winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett have quickly gained status as among the best in Napa. After agreeing to work together, they began looking for a vineyard property that could become the foundation of a great estate Pinot Noir program. Lynn’s vivid descriptions of the microclimates, soils and elevations of the Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills appellation gave them an immediate focus. Fortuitously, they found an 80-acre property in the famed Dundee Hills of Willamette Valley. Sixteen acres had already been meticulously planted with Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. After purchasing the property, further acreage was developed and a wide range of Pinot Noir clones were planted. In 2006, the first two wines, a Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir were made from the property. A third Pinot Noir was made from the famed Shea Vineyard. Dr. Revana then gave the wines and the property their name, Alexana – after his daughter Alexandra Revana. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Bricco Bussia Colonnelo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.00 5
Vintage: 1985 09/22/2008

This was popped and poured. Subtle nose wich opened with time to reveal a little dried rose over sweet cherry fruit. In the mouth there is good structure for an 85 but the wine softens fairly quickly and while exhibiting goo levels of fresh fruit doesn't offer that much in the way of complexity or depth. Lovely texture, fresh and mature, this is an elegant Barolo drinking close to peak.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
3.50 5
Vintage: 1980 02/18/2014

A distinctive and gorgeous nose that brings together a bit of pink peppercorn spice with earth, licorice, dried herbs and angelica root fills the glass. Tis is the only wine that shows a bit of extra-ripeness to it with an early suggestion of raisin on the palate. The texture also shows in a armer style with a roundness and softness that the other wines of this vintage mostly lack. Fairly fruit, if a bit short and simple, this is a bit of a sandy, mineral laced wines that is at a good place in its life but just misses the mark. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
4.40 5
Vintage: 1980 02/18/2014

Four and a half glasses




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