Category Archives: Piedmont

La Spinetta Fontana Vi Barbera d’Asti 2011

$14.99 Piedmont, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33992   Barberas tend to be the lighter, everyday drinking wines of the makers of Barolo and Barbaresco.  However, some winemakers there make big, bold Barbera wines, but Giorgio Rivera of La Spinetta … Continue reading

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Monchiero Carbone Roero Arneis Recit 2013

$13.99 Roero, Piedmont, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33229 Arneis has long been one of my favorite wines to drink as an aperitivo or as to accompany light, delicately flavored dishes. Antonio Galloni After a long winter, all it takes … Continue reading

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Indigenous Selections Barbera del Monferratto 2012

$12.99 Piedmont, Italy PLCB Code# 32993 The 2012 Barbera del Monferrato is from Indigenous Selections, a highly-specialized import firm owned by Giorgio Rivetti, who is also the winemaker/proprietor of the famous La Spinetta Winery. In less than a decade, Mr. … Continue reading

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Michele Chiarlo Barbera Superiore Le Orme 2010

$13.99 Piedmont, Italy PLCB Code# 38526 Medium-bodied, showing rich cherry, black currant and black pepper flavors. Moderate tannins work with the acidity to provide structure. Dry finish. Drink now through 2014.–BS 87 Points Wine Spectator Web Only 2013 The 2010 … Continue reading

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Terre Da Vino Conti di Gropello Brachetto D’Acqui (NV)

$13.99 Piedmont, Italy PLCB Code# 32820 This is a semi-sweet sparkling wine made with 100% Brachetto grapes. It is Piedmont’s version of Lambrusco or cold duck.  It is low in alcohol, 6.5%, easy drinking and refreshing with strawberry and cherry … Continue reading

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Guasti Clemente Boschetto Vecchio Barbera d’Asti 2007

 $16.99 Piedmont, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33106 One of the best Barbera d’Astis I have tasted. Aromas of black fruits, earth, plum. The palate is silky and smooth with mineral, black and red fruits. Finishes very elegant and long. … Continue reading

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Terre Da Vino Essenze Barolo 2005

$29.99 Piedmont, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33104 Vivid aromas of blackberry, raspberry and sandalwood. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and beautiful, refined and focused fruit. Very well done for this producer. 92 Points Wine Spectator, Dec 2009 This is a … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja 2006

 $39.99 Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32485 The 2006 Barbaresco Rabaja is a soft, beautiful wine. Initially somewhat reticent, with air the Rabaja opens up to reveal a profile of dark red cherries, tar, smoke and menthol. Despite … Continue reading

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Serafino Moscato D’Asti 2009

$9.99 Piedmont, Italy PLCB Code# 32531 Pretty sweet with a subtle spritz.  Candied peach and apricot fruit.  Very pleasant if you are looking for a sweet aperitif or dessert wine. 87 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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Giuseppe Cortese Langhe Nebbiolo 2008

$19.99Piemonte, ItalyPLCB Code #22639 The 2008 Langhe Nebbiolo is all finesse and elegance. Crushed flowers, dried cherries, tobacco, mint and herbs come together nicely in the glass. This is already a touch forward and not especially vibrant, so it is … Continue reading

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