Oddero Barolo 2011

Country: Italy

Region: Barolo, Piedmont

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo

Degree of alcohol: 14.5%

My review:

Beautiful and magenta color. Super flourish. Legs off glass is great and fluid for 14.5%

Deep currant and anise scented, off the inhale you have incredible almost menthol scented backdrop. One sniff of this glass really hits deep and fills your body with its flavor .

Medium body. Spicy and incredibly dry. The grape varietal is amazing and well balanced , juicy , dry , but incredible tannin profile completes this wine .

One truly exquisite wine.

My rating: 97/100

Winemaker Notes

#62 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015

Brilliant garnet-red color, with warmer tinges developing over time. Unmistakable bouquet, very pleasant, intense yet ethereal, very persistent, at times spiced, with aromas of truffles, licorice and dried flowers. Dry taste, with important, full tannins.

Wine Spectator: 93/100.

This red is tightly wound, binding the cherry, strawberry, licorice and mentholated herb flavors with fine-grained tannins and lively acidity. All the elements are there, but this needs time to find equilibrium. Fine length. Best from 2018 through 2030.


Enrico Serafino; Cantina Maestra Alta Langa Zero 2010

Country: Italy

Region: Alta Langa, Piedmont

Grape varieties: Pinot Nero, Chardonnay

Degree of alcohol: 12.5%

My review: Color is very clear and and crisp. Legs are decent rolling off sides. Smells of apple and pear, very lively and zesty. This wine is incredible and packs a punch of flavor. The bubbles incorporated with this wine is outstanding. A perfect champagne to start your meal.

My rating: 95/100 93/100

“A blend of 85% Pinot Nero and 15% Chardonnay, this vibrant sparkler delivers creamy apple, ripe pear, pastry and tangerine zest while a hazelnut note accents the finish. Fresh acidity brightens the palate alongside small continuous bubbles that lend elegance. It’s loaded with finesse and flavor.” – KERIN O’KEEFE


Domaine Chante Cigale; Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2016

Country: France

Region: Vallée du Rhône, Rhône méridional

Designation of origin: Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Grape varieties: Grenache 65 %, Syrah 20 %, Mourvèdre 10 %, Cinsault 5 %

Degree of alcohol: 15 %

My review: Deep purple color with strong legs hanging on the sides of the glass. Very beautiful color and visual complexity. Initial hints off the nose are deep rooted pungent black berry notes , long lasting in the nasal cavities of spice, oak and tobacco aromatics. Taste is tremendous and incredibly balanced. Upfront mixture of spiciness and tart that blend into well rounded flavor of lasting pepper and tannin. Medium body wine that is surprising for the flavor complexities.

My rating: 92/100 Robert M. Parker Jr: 91/100