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Staff Pick

Barolo "Cannubi," Barale - 2013

Item # 31165 750mL
$68.96/ Single Bottle
$827.52 $744.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Classic Cannubi nose of super ripe black cherries, chocolate, and tobacco. The more "masculine" of the Barale Baroli wines, but by no means over the top in structure. Rather, the texture is rich yet with soft tannins. The old vineyard has been replanted recently so it will be a good 10-15 years before another release is seen on the market.

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Staff Pick Notes

I will bring this Barolo as a showstopper for upcoming days of celebrations this fall with friends and family. There is so much to love about this wine. I will start off by saying that this was the last year bottled before this 50-year-old vine plot was torn up to plant new vines. This means you have a a very consistent style and flavor produced at a high level of quality. Only downside is the amount of grapes yielded per hectare so after time it only makes sense to renew vineyard sites. This is a 10-year-old, structured, Nebbiolo with notes of cherry, delicate spice, blackberries, a slight amount of licorice, subtle floral hints of rose, and a dash of cocoa powder. The texture on the palate is divine, medium to full. There is no fining or filtering of this wine so please decant as aged wines naturally have slight particulate matter.


Astor's Glossary of Terms


The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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