Nebbiolo does not adapt easily to anywhere outside of its home turf in Italy. Somehow, the obstacles have been transcended here, and the results are—well—transcendent. A riveting, astonishing wine with depth, tar, tannin and texture, all under powerfully ripe, almost jammy cherry fruit. Despite the high alcohol, it retains the details that give Nebbiolo the ability to improve with age. Drink now through 2025.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.