Fri. 10/10 4-7p in Belmont; Sat. 10/11, 1-5 both stores
Very fresh, superfine tannins, exquisitely elegant style of nebbiolo from under-the-radar whiz Enzo Brezza!
2012 CANTINA del PINO Langhe Nebbiolo $25
“Raspberry, strawberry, flowers, white pepper and mint emerge from the 2012 Langhe Nebbiolo. The 2012 is high-toned, intensely aromatic and energetic, with lovely underlying minerality and drive. Impressive for its length. One of the handful of estates where every single wine is fabulous.” — Vinous
Flavors of Morello cherry, violets with lingering notes of wood spice, rose petal, and hint of orange peel on the finish.
2012 ALBINO ROCCA Nebbiolo d’Alba $30
“Another gorgeous, entry-level offering. Crushed flowers, tobacco, mint and licorice all flesh out in an intensely layered, super expressive Nebbiolo. Compares favorably with a number of Barolos and Barbarescos.” — Vinous
“Dark cherries, mint, wild flowers and incense emerge from Alessandria’s 2009 Barolo. A soft, supple wine, the 2009 is a fabulous choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years…. 90 pts.” — Vinous