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  • Barbera

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

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • I got so excited about dolcetto this year, see my report on The Return of ... ... decade or longer. 94pts2011 Elio Grasso Barbera d’Alba $3516 months plus in barrique,50% newLots of wood on the nose, sweet and toasty with spicy notes concealing but not totally covering the core of black cherry skin, black plum fruit. This is silky, elegant and... Read More

    From the article Barbera is Taking on Airs


  • Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba 2011

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    16 months plus in barrique,50% newLots of wood on the nose, sweet and toasty with spicy notes concealing but not totally covering the core of black cherry skin, black plum fruit. This is silky, elegant and savory in the mouth, with spicy wood up from the superb tense fruit with great minerality and clarity on the backend. The wood tannins are w... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba 2011

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  • So what’s not to like? 2010 Barolo is in the hype machine right now and ... Caterina this year. 91pts Elio Grasso A producer whose wines have swung from traditional, to modern, and then more recently back towards a quite classic style, something special is afoot at Elio Grasso. The wines are increasingly well focused, precise, and superbly bal... Read More

    From the article 2010 Barolo


  • Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2010

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    Delayed harvest a few days to get maximum ripeness , and it was already a late vintage, later than 2008 Smoky with a hint of cocoa on the nose followed by very mineral and herbal aromas, a tight floral note and lots of lingering camphor. Fine grained tannins lend this an austere, lean quality on entry, then this turns faceted in the mouth with g... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2010

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  • Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2010

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    A bit of wood on the nose followed by aromas of clay, silica, spice, lingonberry, and deep camphor and dried herbal note emerge from the glass. Powerful with dark, rich fruit on entry, this has rather soft tannins and bright acids supporting plummy, heavy, earthy flavors that are a bit chunky in the mouth. Dense with tannins, this is quite power... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2010

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    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their absolute drinking prime. Wish the shop was just down the street from me, rather than the ones that are. But then I'd have to live in NYC.  ;-(I love it when a guy drops 100 cases on a shop, just to 'make some space" in his cellar. Wonder what's going to be filling th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Good to see those 2010 Baroli trickling in...I'll be in trouble once the ... Already grabbed a few of the Elio Grass Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


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