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by Gregory Dal Piaz
July 26th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Trediberri Barolo
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: 2015 Trediberri Barolo

Barolo classico is lighter, zesty, and seemingly made for early approachability. There is more to the Rocche dell'Annunziata. The style is not settled here, a visit can include tasting two dozen barrels, each one being different, and is followed by experiments in blending! I am following Nicola's wi...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
July 26th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Elder-statesman" followup
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: "Elder-statesman" followup

The mistake here is having only a 6 year supply! Having a 20 year supply allows one greater flexibility in deciding when to pull the reins on the shopping express. I am not terribly old, and have more wine than I can drink, but I will continue to buy certain wines for a long time, though for varying...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
April 20th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Ugo Lequio Introductory 6-pack with 2013 Barbaresco Gallina
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Ugo Lequio Introductory 6-pack with 2013 Barbaresco Gallina

Hey fellow geeks, I’ve been tasting through the VDLTwine.com portfolio and just spent three days following the wines of Ugo Lequio. You may not be familiar with Ugo’s wines, though he is no new comer on the block, having started production in Barbaresco in 1981. Fast forward to today, which you’ll w...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
April 3rd, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Chianti Terroir Sampler - VDLT - Gregory Dal Piaz
Replies: 22
Views: 1618

Re: Chianti Terroir Sampler - VDLT - Gregory Dal Piaz

Hi everyone. I didn't expect such a response for this offer! I want to thank you all for looking, sharing, and purchasing.

I hope everyone finds something to like from among these selections, and I can't wait to share our future selections with you!
by Gregory Dal Piaz
April 2nd, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Caparsa Chianti Classico Caparsino Riserva
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Caparsa Chianti Classico Caparsino Riserva

Hey Brian, Terrific note. I love the wine, it does particularly well in warmer vintage, being on the north facing side of Radda in Chianti. Paolo lives on premise and has long been an advocate of organic winemaking, which helps to let the terroir speak for itself. I love the minerality and spicy not...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
March 20th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Chianti Terroir Sampler - VDLT - Gregory Dal Piaz
Replies: 22
Views: 1618

Re: Chianti Terroir Sampler - VDLT - Gregory Dal Piaz

Peter Petersen wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 8:13 am
Looking forward to trying these wines! [cheers.gif]
Thanks for trying them Peter.

If you have any question about the wines please feel free to reach me here on the board or via email.
by Gregory Dal Piaz
March 17th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Chianti Terroir Sampler - VDLT - Gregory Dal Piaz
Replies: 22
Views: 1618

Chianti Terroir Sampler - VDLT - Gregory Dal Piaz

As some of you might know I recently began a collaboration with VDLT Community (aka Voix de la Terre wines - www.vdltwine.com). I’ve spent so much time traveling throughout Italy and have discovered so many wines that I wanted to buy here in the states, but couldn’t, until I discovered the guys at V...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
March 1st, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: TN: 1985 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

I bought a ton of the 1983 on closeout back in the day. Went through the 3 cases of 750s fairly quickly, probably by 1995, but lost a case of mags until last year. Popped one over the holidays and it was terrific. Smooth, supple, good complexity, not tremendous amount of oomph, but delicious and pro...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
February 29th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...
Replies: 28
Views: 2409

Re: I need 2015 Barolo and Barbaresco recommendations please...

Elvio Cogno Cascina Nuova for $65 Seems a bit pricy but is a very nice wine. Vajra and Francesco Rinaldi have been mentioned. Oddero Villero and Rocche are terrific and about $65 a pop as well. Pecchenino San Giuseppe is a sleeper often available inexpensively The Einaudi wines are often available a...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
January 31st, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4874

Re: QPR Burgundy?

I went through a similar process over the past few years. I love good Bourgogne, and drink a fair amount but even Hudelot Noellat only gets you to a certain point. For my money, which like you is searching for sub $50 wines that really over achieve I've found Pavelot in Savigny and Joblot in Givry ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
January 31st, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4874

Re: QPR Burgundy?

I went through a similar process over the past few years. I love good Bourgogne, and drink a fair amount but even Hudelot Noellat only gets you to a certain point. For my money, which like you is searching for sub $50 wines that really over achieve I've found Pavelot in Savigny and Joblot in Givry t...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
January 22nd, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2015 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Re: TN - 2015 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili

I found it surprisingly delicate/approachable when I had it last year, but the quality was undeniable. Such fine tannins and gauzy red fruit., with terrific inner mouth perfume. A real charmer.
by Gregory Dal Piaz
January 19th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Barolo Barbaresco Winemaker Dinner Wednesday Feb 5 NYC UPDATED
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

Re: Nebbiolo Winemaker Dinner Wednesday Feb 5 NYC UPDATED

I've added details about the wines and producers. It's a terrific line-up. I can't believe that these have been overlooked in the US market and am excited to hear what folks think about them. Any questions, let me know!
by Gregory Dal Piaz
January 14th, 2020, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 7118

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

The beauty of 2016 is the balance and near perfect ripeness. Not the biggest or boldest vintage, I expect they will have long drinking windows. It's another fine vintage, of which we have had so many recently that one has to expect that many cellars are absolutely bursting with vintages of the decad...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
January 10th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Barolo Barbaresco Winemaker Dinner Wednesday Feb 5 NYC UPDATED
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

Barolo Barbaresco Winemaker Dinner Wednesday Feb 5 NYC UPDATED

I am writing today to gauge interest in a dinner I am proposing. I recently began working with the Voix de la Terre wine club, VDLTWINE.COM helping them select Italian wines for their portfolio. As you might know there is a huge Barolo and Barbaresco promotional tasting happening on Tuesday February...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
December 10th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some-or-a
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: TN: Some-or-a

Don't lose faith in Teroldego.It's not the world's best grape, but done well it can be delicious, and as you, I don't think the 2011 Morei is Teroldego done well. The bottle is an abomination. Thanks for posting honest notes that help avoid wines. So much of what one reads is laudatory you might thi...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 2nd, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

To be clear, it wasn't oak flavor, so I don't know if it's barriques or something else. (I think by '13 Scavino's use of barriques had been sharply curtailed.) Whatever the cause, tasting the wines was like looking through a very dirty window at the vines. I found something similar tasting in Borde...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 2nd, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 74
Views: 7115

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

I left NYC a few years ago, took my party with me, but I do miss getting together with so many like minded geeks. It's an incredibly special part of living in the city. Here I am less than 90 minutes away and organizing an offline in these parts has so far proved to be a futile exercise. So we drink...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 2nd, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

great report, Also great to hear about the Giacosas. Is the wine you reviewed a red label ? Kens sight seemed to indicate none made this year but maybe I got it wrong ? I've seen a couple of reports indicating it was red label. Our local distributor is listing it as Le Rocche de Falletto. I tasted ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 2nd, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

great report, Also great to hear about the Giacosas. Is the wine you reviewed a red label ? Kens sight seemed to indicate none made this year but maybe I got it wrong ? I've seen a couple of reports indicating it was red label. Our local distributor is listing it as Le Rocche de Falletto. I tasted ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 2nd, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Fratelli Alessandria has had a breakout year. The quality of these wines has been on a gradual yet perpetual upswing over the past 15 years and one of the crus has always edged into the top tier of wines, but the 2015 San Lorenzo is just flat out gorgeous, exciting and vivid with the Gramolere and ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 2nd, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Fratelli Alessandria has had a breakout year. The quality of these wines has been on a gradual yet perpetual upswing over the past 15 years and one of the crus has always edged into the top tier of wines, but the 2015 San Lorenzo is just flat out gorgeous, exciting and vivid with the Gramolere and ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 2nd, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

There seems to have been a big change. Tasting through the '14 and '15 lineups last year and this year, they were surprisingly transparent and balanced. None of the sort of fuzz that had characterized Scavino's wines for so many years. (I didn't like the '13s, which seemed very muddy/fuzzy/obscured...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 2nd, 2019, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Greg, Thank you for this very helpful information. I would like to reply to one of your observations, that of Palladino producing "crus [that] are classic, traditionally styled wines". My experience with Palladino, most recently the 2014 Ornato, is that it was a big, rich wine, with a distinctly va...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 2nd, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

great report, Also great to hear about the Giacosas. Is the wine you reviewed a red label ? Kens sight seemed to indicate none made this year but maybe I got it wrong ? I've seen a couple of reports indicating it was red label. Our local distributor is listing it as Le Rocche de Falletto. I tasted ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 2nd, 2019, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Hey Greg, great report. Good to know you're drinking well!! BUT - And finally, and I truly believe this, the vines know better. Yes I literally mean that. It has taken some time but I believe that in the Langhe today vines have memory, the ability to adapt to the changing weather and the knowledge ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 1st, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Nathan Smyth wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 8:52 am
Is that official? Scaglione is back in the fold?

Also, have you had a chance to sample any of Scaglione's work with Barbera these last few years?
It is true. I tasted only one bottle, probably three years ago and while it was a nice bottle of wine it didn't strike me as something special.
by Gregory Dal Piaz
October 1st, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Andrew A r n t f i e l d wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 2:00 pm
That was an enjoyable and informative read. Thanks. Did you taste any of the wines from Clerico or Scavino, and if so, what are your thoughts?

I did not. It has been several years since visiting either so perhaps a revisit is in order for next year.
by Gregory Dal Piaz
September 30th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Giacosa is back. Perhaps a bit of the magic has yet to return with Bruno’s passing, but the quality here is once again absolutely top notch and worth adding to the cellar if you are comfortable with the pricing. love these notes. thanks for them! Who is actually making the wines at Giacosa now? is ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
September 30th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

John Morris wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Yes, a great, informative report.

Now, will this shift some money from the '16s to the '15s?
Shifted some of my money, about 20% of what was allocated towards 2016 has been shifted. I might return that 20% to the pile next year, but I can't imagine not buying some of these 2015s.
by Gregory Dal Piaz
September 30th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Thank you for the great comments, Gregory. I have yet to dive into the vintage, but how would you compare it to 2016? Seems that in your notes, there are still a couple of references to the heat of the vintage (not unexpectedly of course). Update: I did like the nebbiolo langhe from 2015 a lot: ver...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
September 29th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3580

2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

2015 is a very good vintage and will prove to be a very important vintage as well. Allow me to explain. We have been living through an era of rapid climate change, and perhaps nowhere has been as affected as the Langhe. 2015 has been another hot vintage, though not as hot as some other notable excep...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
June 27th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: May 2019 visit to Fratelli Alessandria
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: TN: May 2019 visit to Fratelli Alessandria

I think the San Lorenzo was the star of the tasting and the wine of the trip, price factored in. I'm gonna stock up!
by Gregory Dal Piaz
June 6th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th

Hey Brian,

I have no intentions of hooking up with you, but might be persuaded to come to dinner at least!

Depends a bit on other travel plans but I expect to have a better idea regarding those lans by the end of next week so I'll keep an eye on this thread.
by Gregory Dal Piaz
June 5th, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eye-opener TN: 1991 Nalle Dry Creek Zinfandel
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: Eye-opener TN: 1991 Nalle Dry Creek Zinfandel

I was served this blind tonight. So fresh, great reddish fruit, with lots of acidity. No one was quite sure what it was. I thought perhaps a nebbiolo from a very ripe year in someplace other than the Langhe, it had that much structure and such a light garnet hue. Who would have guessed a zin could ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
May 21st, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont

I will be able to report on the current releases later this week after a visit with Giulia, though she will come over tomorrow for dinner so I might have some inside information then. The wines are very refined and elegant, and what I tasted from barrel last year certainly seemed to be the best wine...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
April 24th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copain mags on WineBid
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Copain mags on WineBid

I bought a few of the of the 750s when the slug of Copain hit WineBid about a year ago. I think these mags are the last remnants of that. Most of what are percieved as the good vineyards and vintages were swooped up in the first week. I’ve been eyeing grabbing some of these for the last few months ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
April 24th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copain mags on WineBid
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Copain mags on WineBid

Clayton Wai-Poi wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 3:50 pm
My guess is the winery sold a bunch of its library there. There were things like 3L Combe De Grea and the never released 2013 Kiser En Bas.
Thanks. Didn't know the 2013 Kiser en Bas was never released. Interesting detail.
by Gregory Dal Piaz
April 24th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copain mags on WineBid
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Copain mags on WineBid

T. Williams wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Alright, now I’ve started to go down the rabbit hole. Does anyone have experience with the Copain chards? They have some 2011 and 2012’s on WineBid, think they are still holding up?
Sorry!

They also have some mags of Chards left. I would imagine those should still be drinking well.
by Gregory Dal Piaz
April 24th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copain mags on WineBid
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Copain mags on WineBid

They've been there for months. Bought some at what seemed like good pricing, took delivery and sampled them. Just purchased a whole bunch more at even lower prices. Crazy prices. Anyone know the story here? Mags of good Pinot for $40, $50, $60 plus vig and shipping still seem like no-brainers to me,...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
March 31st, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 3384

Re: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle

Achaval Ferrer Quimera - People love this, it feels and tastes expensive to the average palate, new world but not over the top. Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello - Ditto, it's velvety, but the Sangiovese keeps it bright and juicy. Niepoort Vertente - Fruity in style but there tends to a...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
March 10th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ProWein - are you attending?
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: ProWein - are you attending?

I'll be there but with a packed schedule. I'll be focused on the wine in hall 15 so if our paths might cross it would most likely be there!
by Gregory Dal Piaz
January 11th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never too old to learn something new about wine
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: Never too old to learn something new about wine

I have been lucky in that mags were always party of my buying program, though in hindsige too small a part. This is especially true of lesser wines, which, incrementally, often benefit more than great wines from the format. Last weekend popped a 1983 Haut-Bages-liberal with friends and while not a s...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
January 5th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco

Roagna, which has become quite expensive but the wines are so Burgundian. Greg, curious on two questions: 1) why do you consider Roagna in particular to be more Burgundian than the other producers? 2) would you say the weight of Roagna would be a decent match for the profile of Meo? I did a tasting...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
December 29th, 2018, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco

I will post a thread with the 3 TNs once complete, but for those interested in outcomes so far- here is the Scavino note plus day 1 of the first of Gregory's awesome recommendations, 2006 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric good deep red color, cherries on the nose, dark spices, quite a bit of spicy oak ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
December 28th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco

mike pobega wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 8:27 am
Thanks for that rundown Greg. Always a great bit of info from you.
You're close enough that we could even drink a few of these together!
by Gregory Dal Piaz
December 28th, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Aging Bourgogne
Replies: 21
Views: 1337

Re: Poll: Aging Bourgogne

I only buy Bourgogne in the riper vintage, with the intent to age them a bit. Having said that, i buy too much and have no qualms about grabbing a bottle of something young for a simple dinner. I answered 8-9, but the range is far wider than that. I am just closing in on the last bottles of 2005 and...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
December 28th, 2018, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco

I will be curious to hear of your experience with the Scavino wine. There are many examples of Barolo and Barbaresco that would seem to fit your more elegant preferences. A short list with which to begin should include: The better producers of Verduno, the most elegant source in Barolo so Burlotto, ...
by Gregory Dal Piaz
December 20th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nals Magreid
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Nals Magreid

Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 10:07 am
Zero hits on winesearcher for the Tecum in the US. I guess we'll never know how good it is.
Otto will.
by Gregory Dal Piaz
December 20th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nals Magreid
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Nals Magreid

Margreid, not Magreid. That Sirmian is one of the most astounding Italian white wines I've had, incredibly powerful and concentrated for a Pinot Blanc. One of the very few examples of the variety that can stand up to the magnificent Cantina terlan Riserva Vorberg. Probably not as famous as Vorberg,...

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