About Nebbiolo Red Wine

About Nebbiolo Red Wine
Nebbiolo is the variety used exclusively to produce several famous red wines of Piedmont, the most famous being Barolo and Barbaresco. Other Piedmontese wines made exclusively from or primarily from Nebbiolo include Gattinara, Ghemme and Carema, these last three from northern. or Alto Piemonte.

Top Picks for Nebbiolo

Waving Tree 2009 Estate Nebbiolo
97 points
$80
Brown brick red color. Elegant aromas and flavors of dried cherry, leather, chocolate, chicory, fragrant plum, chess pie, mint, bitter orange, and geranium with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, very complex, very long finish that shows accents of cafe latte, salted caramel, and veal charcuterie with well-integrated, silky tannins. A flavor packed, evolving new-world Nebbiolo that will take your dining experience to new heights; drinking beautifully now.
Tenuta Cucco 2012 Cerrati Vigna Cucco Barolo Riserva DOCG
95 points
$98
Dusty garnet color. Complex aromas and flavors of wet plaster, anise biscotti, brandied raisins and dried berries, and honeysuckle and apricot with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, layered, long finish with nuances of pomegranate and tomato relish, delicate floral herbs, earth, and cedar with crunchy, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A complex and vibrant, highly structured old-school Barolo that is built to last.
Tenuta Rocca 2013 Bussia Barolo DOC
95 points
$80
Light garnet color. Aromas of red licorice and peony with a tannic, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a refreshing, medium-long black licorice, allspice, dried raspberry, rosemary, and tobacco finish with cottony tannins. A fruity and well-structured Barolo with tannins built for the long haul; this is one to cellar until the finest occasion.
Villadoria 2015 Serralunga dAlba Nebbiolo
94 points
$49.99
Brown brick red color. Aromas of candied beets, licorice, fresh basil, sun dried tomato, proscuitto, and dried herbs and cracked pepper with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, very complex, very long dried rose, rose hip jam, pomegranate, and leather finish with grippy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An excellent Barolo with superb tannin integration and concentrated flavor; get lost in this wine.
94 points $49.99
Villadoria 2015 Lazzarito Nebbiolo
94 points
$75.99
Burnt sienna color. Aromas of cherry tart, strawberry-rhubab, roasted parsnip, dried rose, hints of chocolate, and freesia with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, very long terra cotta, toasted spice cake, rosemary, and orris root finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. Great concentration, elegant flavors, and a triumphant finish; drink this.
94 points $75.99
Reva 2013  Barolo DOCG
93 points
$54.99
Brown brick red color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spiced berries and nuts, toasted meringue with mint, and dried flower with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a complex, long finish that shows notes of craisins and dried sour cherries, cedar cigar box, and earth with dusty, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A vibrant and pure Barolo that will be sensational with roasted meats.
93 points $54.99
Serre dei Roveri 2013  Barolo Riserva DOCG
92 points
$120
Dark garnet color. Inviting aromas of wild raspberry, underbrush, slate, and spray roses with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, complex, medium-long carob, menthol, ginger, and black pepper finish with firm, earthy tannins and light oak flavor. Intricately woven flavors offer instant satisfaction, but this Barolo may also reward the patient cellarer, too.
Villadoria 2013 Sori Paradiso Barolo DOCG
92 points
$69.99
Burnt sienna color. Fruity aromas of rosebush, strawberry, ramps, orange peel, anise, charred graham cracker crust, and dusty parchment with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, elegant, long black tea, caramel, and charred cherry pie filling finish with grippy tannins. A fruit-forward, balanced Barolo with wide-appeal.
92 points $69.99
Villadoria 2013 Sori Paradiso Nebbiolo
91 points
$65.99
Brick red color. Aromas of white beans, glazed beets, cherry coulis, and tar with a slightly chewy, dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, intriguing, long black toast, allspice, bay leaf, anise, coriander, and black tea finish with moderate oak flavor. A cohesive melange of fruit and earth, this Barolo offers approachable tannins, great style, and easy pair-ability.
91 points $65.99
Collina San Ponzio 2015  Barolo DOCG
91 points
$48
Dark garnet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of Turkish incense, olive and pickled pepper relish, and chocolate covered craisins with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish conveying accents of pencil shavings, spiced blackberries, cedar, and soft earth with firm, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nicely composed Barolo with appealing fruit and oak in a more international style.