Posts tagged "Nebbiolo"
Isabella Oddero

Isabella Oddero

Isabella Oddero from the zinfidel on Vimeo. Isabella Oddero of the famed historic Barolo house Oddero speaks about her families wines at Union Square Wines.
Top 10 Wines of 2012

Top 10 Wines of 2012

As I reflect back on 2012 I can honestly say that it was my luckiest year yet when it comes to wine.  I was fortunate enough to have drunk more great wine more often with more great people than any other year.  This is a blessing.  And in some ways a curse.  Whatever, I have...
Nebbiolo, Fairy Dust, & Unicorns.

Nebbiolo, Fairy Dust, & Unicorns.

Somebody once told me that the difference between Barolo and Burgundy is that Barolo always tastes like Barolo.  Well.. I think that’s a load of crap.  I can think of no better way to prove this than with two of my favorite Nebbiolo wines which we shared with family this Thanksgiving holiday:  Burlotto Monvigliero Barolo...
Luca Currado Vietti @ USQ

Luca Currado Vietti @ USQ

Luca Currado Vietti from the zinfidel on Vimeo. Luca Currado Vietti is certainly one of the most enthusiastic wine makers one could ever hope to meet.  He is also one of the most passionate.  He barely took a breath when he spoke to a small crowd recently at Union Square Wines.  I have been a...
Barolo Rising Star:  Eugenio Bocchino Barolo Lu 2006

Barolo Rising Star: Eugenio Bocchino Barolo Lu 2006

After my first introduction to Eugenio Bocchino Langhe Nebbiolo, I was clambering to try their Barolo.  And though I might normally lay down a young Barolo, I could not resist sampling the 2006 Eugenio Bocchino Barolo Lu in the name of research.  There is not a lot of info out there on this emerging Barolo...
Barolo Hot Streak:  Cavallotto

Barolo Hot Streak: Cavallotto

The recent Barolo hot streak continues with Cavallotto, another great classic styled producer.  With the recent discovery of Fenocchio, I am adding Cavallotto to my short list of great traditional styled Barolo producers.  If the 2003 Bricco Boschis is any indication, these guys are doing all the right things.  There is no barrique signature here,...
Jura and Piemonte:  is there a connection?

Jura and Piemonte: is there a connection?

I truly believe there is some type of connection between the Jura and Piemonte.  Whether it has to do with soils, climates, grape varieties, wine making techniques, or some mythical combo plus some fairy dust, I don’t know, but I cannot help but think of a Nebbiolo and classic Barolo when I drink red wines...
Eugenio Bocchino 2010 Roccabella - Langhe Nebbiolo Discovery

Eugenio Bocchino 2010 Roccabella – Langhe Nebbiolo Discovery

It’s been a minute since I name checked my favorite grape variety Nebbiolo.  But a nice Langhe Nebbiolo can work well at any time of the year, summer included.  The Eugenio Bocchino “Roccabella” Langhe Nebbiolo has been on my radar for a while thanks to the kind folks at Frankly Wines.  They have been pointing...
Classic Barolo Diner @ Aurora

Classic Barolo Diner @ Aurora

Okay, so first off, it’s not all Barolo.  Mostly.  But it’s all classic.  I love the Nebbiolo grape.  More than most.  Maybe most of all.  So there is that in common here.  Basically, I planned an impromptu dinner with some wine loving friends, and we had a great night, with great wine, great food, and...
Italian Extremes:  Produttori Carema + COS

Italian Extremes: Produttori Carema + COS

In a recent fit of Italian inspiration I devised to try wines from opposite ends of Italy.  From the North, I chose a favorite from Produttori Carema, grown in the foothills of the Alps.  And I went as far south as I could to Sicily, with a bottle of COS Pithos.  Now, these are two...
Barbaresco Discovery:  De Forville

Barbaresco Discovery: De Forville

I really didn’t know much about the De Forville Barbaresco before purchasing a bottle, which was fairly priced and highly recommended, but I am kicking myself a bit for not doing my usual routine of buying two bottles, as this is great stuff.  And I should have known as much as it is a Neal...
Antoniotti Pramartel

Antoniotti Pramartel

I came across the Antoniotti “Parmartel” in a restaurant a minute ago and took a picture of it because the wine was different and I was intrigued.  Then it popped up in a local shop or two and I decided to buy one up for home consumption and further analysis. There does not seem to...