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  • Freisa

    Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both...

  • Grignolino

    Indigenous to Italy’s Piedmont region, Grignolino is only a minor grape in its homeland, where it makes light red win...

  • Barbera

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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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Giacomo Conterno on Snooth

  • Some very tempting offerings here. Well organized listing, too. Barolo by ... ... Monforte: Aldo Conterno, Giacomo Conterno, Paolo Conterno, Fenocchio, Pianpolvere Soprano; La Morra: Altare, Cordero di Montezemolo, Marcarini, Oddero Fratelli; Verduno: Alessandria, Burlotto; Serralunga: Cappellano, Fontanafredda, Massolino, Guido Porro; Alba: E... Read More

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  • Fox, obviously your cellar needs some strengthening.  ;-)    Hey, maybe I want a 3.78 L bottle of '70...  Barbaresco1962                                                                            To me, Barbaresco means, first and foremost, the Produttori del Barbaresco; I’ve tasted back over more than 50 years of their history, and the high qua... Read More

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  • You can buy 2015 California Cabernet if you look around, I'm sure.  ... ... and, while I'll put Giacomo Conterno on my wish list, it's unlikely I can get anywhere close to that.  But Ferdinando Principiano owns a tongue of Boscareto that lies right below Francia.  If I can find that at something less than $65, I'll give it some thought.Monpri... Read More

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  • VV, I'm a cheapskate, so I don't think of $30 as inexpensive... except when it comes to Barolo and some of the better Barbaresco.  That was a LastBottle offering.  I think farther up the thread, I mentioned another one of their offerings for 2011 Cascina Luisin Barbaresco Rabaja. My other source for Barolo deals has been They have sold... Read More

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  • A couple of ways to look at this pre-Christmas offer:1) why spend any money on Napa reds when you can get these bottles, aged for you already, at these prices?2) you can put together your own Produttori del Barbaresco verticals that'd knock the socks off the Valkyrie serving wenches pouring at the tables in Valhalla.  Barbaresco from the Big Cel... Read More

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  • As usual, Chambers Street offers up some very interesting bottles at very good ... confusion: this is another Giacomo Conterno, NOT the producer of Cascina Francia and Monfortino. Now called Paolo Conterno (which is helpful), we have never tasted this wine. Please give us a report! Jamie Wolff  |  4 in stock  |  $99.99 Conterno, Giacomo 1988 B... Read More

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  • "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's ... ... Pre-Phylloxera Barbera or Giacomo Conterno's Cascina Francia Barbera, it reminded me quite a bit of another good, rich Barbera that I bought in Stresa a couple years back on vacation.We moved on to Aglianico.  Turned out Sandy had done quite a bit of research into this and even w... Read More

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  • Don't apologize, we live for those posts, GregT.Emark will remember, I ... ... top wooden fermenters?  Giacomo Conterno's wines are made in open top wooden  fermenters, but they are also more delicate than B. Mascarello. You also hear a lot about punching down (the job the roto replaces) vs. pumping over to keep the cap wet.  I've been looking... Read More

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  • I'm kind of glad this one came back to life as I was checking in for the ... the ... going on.  At Giacomo Conterno, a strictly traditionalist house, some of the young wines had really noticeable vanilla and cinnamon flavors you might associate with oak, but Roberto insisted that nebbiolo can have those in its organoleptic profile.  Who am I ... Read More

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  • Sorry guys.  I've been doing side-jobs after work to help off-set the ... complete.I received a 2011 Giacomo Conterno Cerretta Barbera d'Alba JD, thanks a bunch man!  (yes, I'm THAT confident).  Awesome choice!It seems that everyone went beyond the minimum.  Hopefully the laggers will catch up tomorrow.Thanks OT.  It's been fun and it's not ov... Read More

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