TN: Two Nebbiolos....(short/boring)

Tasted these two Nebbs this week at Pig+Fig:

  1. Scerse Nettare Nebbiolo DOC: Rosso di Valtellina (12%; www.TenutaScerse.It; dalla Terra/Napa) 2021: Very light/near rose color; lovely very fragrant Nebb/floral/lilacs/violets slight earthy lovely perfumed nose; very light floral/Nebb/lilacs/violets lightly tart slight earthy rather light-bodied/light-weight flavor w/ light gentle tannins; a quite light-weight very drinkable red that speaks strongly of Nebb; one step beyond a rose; shows all the perfume of the Nebbiolo grape; a bit pricey for what it is. $36.00 (SFW&S)

  1. Cotes de Ciel Nebbiolo Ciel du Cheval Vnyd/RedMtn (15.3%) Richland/WA 2012: Very dark color w/ slight bricking; rather bretty/unclean some Nebb/licorice rather toasty/oak somewhat earthy/coarse nose; quite tart/tangy strong toasty/oak rather earthy/bretty/unclean light light Nebb/licorice slight lilacs flavor w/ light drying tannins; not matured very well & way to unclean/bretty.

More pittersnot from TheBloodyPulpit:

  1. I had a chance to try the Nettare two weeks ago from a btl a friend opened up & was quite impressed by its aromatics. So I asked Jim at Susan’s to bring some in. I was a bit surprised by its price, given that it’s a small step above a rose.
    The Cotes de Ciel was a huge hit at one of out NEB gatherings. But the brett has really come to the forefront & pretty much destroyed this wine.