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"The 2013 Barbaresco Pajè will leave readers weak at the knees"
2013 Roagna Barbaresco Pajè

When they were released, we felt that the 2013 Roagnas represented the high-water mark for this well-established estate.

2016 Serafino Rivella Barbaresco Montestefano: Revisited

Small production, great vintage and a strong following.

Wine of the Year #1: Ian's Pick
2014 Roagna Barbaresco Albesani

"Like stepping back into Piedmont's past"
2016 Serafino Rivella Barbaresco Montestefano

The wines of Serafino Rivella possess such honesty and precision that it's hard not to be wowed by them. There's something mysterious and special about the wine. They have plenty of finesse and feel devoid of artifice. 

Barbaresco Crown-Jewel:
2016 Castello di Verduno Barbaresco Rabajà

Rabajà is one of Barbaresco's crown jewels.

It is a dazzling wine. The site produces wines of impressive power, but that's only part of the story. Rabajà is above all about completeness and elegance.

"An extraordinary set of wines"
- 2014 Roagna Barbaresco Vecchie Viti Magnums:
Asili VV, Paje VV, & Montefico VV

For years now, Roagna has been the benchmark producer in Barbaresco and one of the most exciting estates in all of Piedmont. This trio of Roagna's Vecchie Viti magnums are old vine selections and represent some of the greatest that Piedmont has to offer. I'm very happy to offer these magnums, the only ones available in the country. 

"All about elusive, ethereal beauty" - 2014 Roagna Barbaresco Pajè VV

Roagna's 2014 Barbaresco Paje VV may very well represent the pinnacle of their stunning 2014 collection. It's impossible not to dwell on Galloni's quote above. It gets to the core of things. The Pajè VV is haunting. I'm very happy to have a second opportunity to offer this wine. 

Back Up The Truck - 2016 Piedmont Edition:
2016 Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin

"Gravitas that is impossible to miss" -Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media A tasting of over twenty wines held in early March proved Galloni's note above powerfully correct. Paitin's 2016 Barbaresco Sori Paitin was a standout. At as low as $49.95, the 2016 Sori Paitin offers some of the greatest value that we've seen from Barbaresco in a long time.

"A Barbaresco of understatement and class"
- 2016 Poderi Colla Barbaresco Roncaglie

Poderi Colla came as a revelation to us. We first tasted them in the 2013 vintage, and the wines were brilliant.

125 Cases: Under-The-Radar Star of the Vintage
- 2008 Roagna Barbaresco Montefico VV

For us, 2008 marks the vintage where Roagna broke through to an entirely new level. We've worked with Roagna since we opened fifteen years ago.

"All about elusive, ethereal beauty" - 2014 Roagna Barbaresco Pajè VV

Roagna's 2014 Barbaresco Paje VV may very well represent the pinnacle of their stunning 2014 collection. It's impossible not to dwell on Galloni's quote above. It gets to the core of things. The Pajè VV is haunting. Last week, we offered the basic Pajè bottling, and today I'm happy to offer its old-vine sibling.

"An extraordinary set of wines" - 2014 Roagna Barbaresco Pajè

For years now, Roagna has been the benchmark producer in Barbaresco and one of the most exciting estates in all of Piedmont. Their 2014 Barbarescos are simply stunning.

"The best Tre Stelle Barbaresco I have tasted from Cascina delle Rose..."
- 2016 Cascina delle Rose Barbaresco Tre Stelle

The 2016 vintage in Barbaresco is important. The wines have everything - clarity, concentration, and finesse. Antonio Galloni's impression of the vintage seems spot on: "The 2016s, wines from a potentially historic vintage, may very well put Barbaresco on the map big time." Cascina delle Rose very likely produced the best wines that we've ever tasted from them. The Tre Stelle is stunning. 

"This is such a beautiful wine."
2015 Serafino Rivella Barbaresco Montestefano

For years, the wines of Serafino Rivella were only known to a small group of insiders. In the past few years, that's started to change quickly. The wine possess such an honesty and precision that it's hard not to be wowed by them. They have plenty of finesse and feel almost devoid of artifice.

"The 2013 Barbaresco Pajè will leave readers weak at the knees" - 2013 Roagna Barbaresco Pajè

The 2013 Barbaresco Pajè will leave readers weak at the knees with its stunning aromatics. " -Antonio Galloni Roagna's 2013 Barbaresco Pajè simply explodes with aromatic nuance.

2013 Piedmont Sweet Spot Revisited:
2013 Castello di Verduno Barbaresco Rabajà

When you combine the Rabajà vineyard with the 2013 vintage in Piedmont, the results are dazzling. The 2013 vintage in Piedmont is all about finesse and clarity. Simply put, Rabajà is a blessed piece of earth for the Nebbiolo grape.

"A striking, old-school Barbaresco endowed with real charm and class" -
2013 Serafino Rivella Barbaresco Montestefano

Serafino Rivella is a tiny estate that until recently was only known to a small group of insiders. That changes with the 2013 vintage.

"This is very nicely done"
2013 Cascina delle Rose Barbaresco Tre Stelle

The excitement over 2013 Piedmont is mounting in a very big way.

"The very best young Riservas I have ever tasted... "
2008 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajé

"Simply put, these are the very best young Riservas I have ever tasted from the Produttori." -Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Barbaresco Crown-Jewel:
2010 Castello di Verduno Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva

Rabajà is one of the great vineyards for Nebbiolo. Catching a Rabajà when it's on is one of the great drinking experiences of the Piedmont. 

A Break Out Vintage:
2010 Roagna Barbaresco Pajé

"Quality has never been higher here, and as I have written before, Luca Roagna is one of Piedmont's most promising young producers." -Antonio Galloni The Roagna family has deep roots in Piedmont stretching back four generations. To this day, there's been a steady march of traditionalism.