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  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Nebbiolo

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

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  • I got so excited about dolcetto this year, see my report on The Return of ... ... over the past decade. 2009 Cappellano Barbera d’Alba $38Smoky, ripe and complex on the nose, with deep earthy, medicinal accents to the candied black fruit and a lovely hint of chocolate liquor and chocolate covered cherry. Electric acids on attack are followed b... Read More

    From the article Barbera is Taking on Airs


  • Cappellano Barbera Barbera d'Alba 2009

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    Smoky, ripe and complex on the nose, with deep earthy, medicinal accents to the candied black fruit and a lovely hint of chocolate liquor and chocolate covered cherry. Electric acids on attack are followed by rich,powerfully dark yet fresh fruit, unfolding gorgeous layers of plum, earth, and gently spiced fruit. This is an incredible wine, long ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • The expected price ranges quoted are for the lot-quantity of bottles mentioned, ... to add 2010s from Burlotto, Cappellano, G. Conterno, B. Mascarello, G. Mascarello, G. Rinaldi, plus the Barolo Castellero from Barale, and the cru wines from Brovia. Despite their fame, we’re kind of accustomed to Barolo and Barbaresco (indisputably the greatest... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Now these are proper weekend wines (or birthyear wines: see multiple candidates ... Burlotto, Cappellano - and some other fine old Piedmont wineThree of our great favorites appear at the top of this list; the quantities are not large, but as the wines are hard to find, this is an unusually rich offering. Unlike many of their neighbors they made... Read More

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  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Barolo, while experiencing the greatest explosion of interest in its history, ... happens to be the wines of Cappellano. The previous owner Teobaldo Cappellano, who passed away in 2009 had requested that the wine media not reduce his wines to a mere number. As a result most contemporary critics have respectfully refrained from scoring the Capp... Read More

    From the article Marcarini Barolo Brunate


  • Here’s an article that had a slim chance of being written. Pull together ... together ... 2 1980 Cappellano Barolo Tightly and leathery on the nose and full of black spice, mineral earth and black fruit that made me think immediately of Serralunga. Air brings out hints of dried fruit, fennel, parchment and chinato herbs. Such power on the pal... Read More

    From the article Tasting 1980 Barolo


  • Cappellano Nebbiolo Barolo 1980

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    Tightly and leathery on the nose and full of black spice, mineral earth and black fruit that made me think immediately of Serralunga. Air brings out hints of dried fruit, fennel, parchment and chinato herbs. Such power on the palate, this is dense and chewy filled with black berry and black cherry fruit that is rustic but powerful. This has grea... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I have a good memory and as with most people it is particularly astute when ... Burlotto Cannubi - Barolo8 - Cappellano Rupestris - Serralunga9 - Clerico Ciabot Mentin Ginestra - Monforte10 - Marcarini Brunate - La MorraThe rest of the wines in order.Wines in bold showed the most promise. Wines in italics are presumably defective.11- Massolino... Read More

    From the article Tasting 2001 Barolo


  • Cappellano Barolo 'Pie Repestris' 2001

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    At first this is all about leather and ass on the nose, possible eass in leather on a hot day. Air brings out some minty notes and earthy beetroot and radish aromas along with a flash of minerality. Rich and chewy in the mouth with with lots of black cherry and black raspberry fruit. There really is lovely fruit here, a bit herbal, herb stemmy,... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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