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.
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
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.
Serre dei Roveri 2015  Barolo DOCG
90 points
$90
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas of strawberries, terra cotta, carnation, and eucalyptus with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length tar finish with light oak flavor. A solid Barolo to elevate Italian night.
Tenuta Cucco 2014 del Comme di Serralunga dAlba Barolo DOCG
90 points
$65
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate orange peel, spiced pomegranate, and oven roasted tomato with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish with notes of cranberry relish, nutskin, leafy earth, and cedar with fine, dusty tannins. A nice balanced and rewarding Barolo that is drinking beautifully now and will really shine with food.
Tenuta Cucco 2014 Cerrati Barolo DOCG
90 points
$80
Burnt sienna color. Fruity aromas and flavors of peony, raspberry jam, and mulberry with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an amusing, medium-length finish manifesting shades of black pepper with no oak flavor. A fruit-forward Barolo with great texture and a welcoming style.
Villadoria 2014 Serralunga dAlba Barolo DOCG
90 points
$49.99
Brown brick red color. Aromas of dried roses, green apple, leather, black pepper, and tomato jam with a lightly tannic, lively, bone-dry light-to-medium body and an engaging, medium-length black tea and straw finish with well-integrated, grippy tannins. A true-to-form Barolo with grippy texture and floral allure.
90 points $49.99
Bella Luna Estate Winery 2016 Glenrose Vineyard Nebbiolo
88 points
$50
Dusty ruby garnet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of roasted peppers and tomatoes on a cedar plank, incense, putty, and lime blossoms with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, stimulating, medium-long finish evoking nuances of bing cherry, golden apple, roasted pecans, and pepper dust with fine, silky tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A intriguing New World nebbiolo sipper.