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A bit tarry and then quite herb stemmed on the perfumed nose which shows a mineral aspect and a touch of bitter almond. On entry this is a bit soft and rich though with lot of cherry fruit with a nice gently sweet spiced edge to the midpalate, and a to...
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History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...
History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...
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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Barolo may be Italy’s most famous red but surprisingly it hails from a ... a ... (T), San Biagio (T), Sandrone (M), Scavino (M), Vietti (T) and Veorzio (M). I can’t sit on the fence I’m afraid……I’m a traditionalist, although that said, I’m not a fan of Barolo that’s lost its fruit languishing in a large vat for weeks on end. So, traditionali... Read More
The last wine I got this sensation in was a 2012 Quivet Cabernet Sauvignon Las ... ... or Langhe Nebbiolo? 2012 Sandrone Nebbiolo d'alba might be one to try if you like big tannins and complex fruit character.Cheers, and welcome to the foru Read More
HI everone. New to Snooth here, but would love some recommendations. Not so much on the varietals- but specific wines/vintages if you have any favorites to share.I crave the darkest, inkiest wines that you can only drink with good friends (or alone haha) because your mouth turns purple. I tend to prefer dark fruits over red, full body, fruit for... Read More
Sandrone is modernist, so it's interesting to see what's happening to those. The modernists probably made the wines more drinkable young by taming the tannins with oak, but at a cost of burying some of what makes Nebbiolo unique. (Here I am sounding like some cocksure expert--I'm not, but this is certainly how many, including Oz Clarke, saw it,... Read More
The Sandrone's were not as much to my tastes...the 1993 was very dry and woody, perhaps more woody. Read More
WB has a thread on this, why not us?Cracked my first one over the weekend, a Giorgio Pelissero Barbaresco Nubiola. While Pelissero has a couple more highly esteemed Barbaresco (Tulin, of which I have a few, and Venotu, of which I hope to get some), I enjoyed this wine, and picked the right time to open it as it was accessible enough for the casu... Read More
Gearing up for a whirlwind tour of the who's who of Nebbiolo producers ... than Barolo. Barbara Sandrone of Luciano Sandrone – Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2010The Cannubi Boschis vineyard is an exception in the Barolo commune as it produces bigger wines. This is characteristically dense in flavor with lots of new oak spice and generously ripe fruit.... Read More
Sorry, I was counting producers, 6 of whom were Cali. I counted Lanessan ... ... know-nothings buy (Gaja, Sandrone, Voerzio, Aldo Conterno) but carry nothing traditional or a little challenging. Just really famous stuff.I've had good experiences with HDH, but very limited. BPWines and Last Bottle have treated me well (I get my wine first th... Read More
Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?! :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More
It's true - I really think this is the only Sandrone wine that I can afford right now. Their Barolo is a bit out of my price range.Thanks for the advice guys, I'll hold onto the wine and check back when I open it. Read More