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2016 Vintage: Barolo and Barbaresco

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2016 Barolo: Right Place, Right Time
BY ANTONIO GALLONI | FEBRUARY 13, 2020

In so many ways, 2016 is all about being in the right place at the right time for Barolo. An ideal growing season with all the prerequisites for a great vintage comes at a time when so many winemakers are in their primes, past the stage of experimentation and settled into their own personal styles. The result is a vintage full of truly spectacular, breathtaking wines that captures all the pedigree that Nebbiolo and Barolo are capable of. ...

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Fratelli Alessandria Barolo DOCG, 2016
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This is the cellar-stuffer.  If you're going to lay some Barolo into the gas tank to have on hand and crush with a nice steak, or at the end of a long week, this is IT.  Indeed, in recent memory at a tasting with Shop friends/clients and winemaker...
Fratelli Alessandria "San Lorenzo di Verduno" Barolo DOCG, 2016
from $78.00
This is my favorite wine from this producer, my friend Vittore.  This is not the richest, nor the flashiest, nor the darkest, nor the most tannic...but, to me, this wine is just about perfect...every year.  This year, my friend hand-bottled magnum...
Fratelli Alessandria "Gramolere" Barolo DOCG, 2016
$84.00
This is the "SECRET" wine.  The come-from-behind ager...the delicious.  The serious but still incredibly fun to drink.  BALANCE. 97 Points, Monica Larner Wine Advocate “If you consider the Barolo playbook at Fratelli Alessandria, the 2016 Barolo G...
Fratelli Alessandria "Monvigliero" Barolo DOCG, 2016
from $98.00
This is "THE" wine.  The most opulent, the show-stopper.  A wine to marvel at and to guzzle when you're in the mood to set the World on fire. 97+ Points, Monica Larner Wine Advocate “The Fratelli Alessandria 2016 Barolo Monvigliero is a true beaut...
Cantina del Pino Barbaresco DOCG, 2016
from $50.00
This is one of my favorite wines on the planet.  Favorite.  Stuff the Cellar...drink this bottle as often as you can. 94 Points Monica Larner July 2020 Wine Advocate “The Cantina del Pino 2016 Barbaresco offers a classic portrait of the Nebbiolo ...
Cantina del Pino "Ovello" Barbaresco DOCG, 2016
from $68.00
This is one of my favorite wines on the planet.  Favorite.  It really can be your birthday everyday; if you treat yourself to this sort of high level drink, it's just about as close to heaven in a glass as I've tasted. 95 Points Monica Larner Jul...
Cantina del Pino "Albesani" Barbaresco DOCG, 2016
from $64.00
This is wine is a treasure.  Rarer than rare.  250 cases, WORLDWIDE availability.  Favorite.  It really can be your birthday everyday; if you treat yourself to this sort of high level drink, it's just about as close to heaven in a glass as I've t...
Silvano Bolmida "Vigne dei Fantini" Barolo Bussia DOCG, 2016
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I just LOVE this wine year in and year out.  Silvano Bolmida is a teacher...indeed, a professor at the local university for winemaking.  I do not have the chance to harvest or make wine at this point in my career...instead of worrying about the ...
Francesco Rinaldi "Brunate" Barolo DOCG, 2016
$78.00
Antonio Galloni 91-94 Points “Rinaldi's 2016 Barolo Brunate is dark and dense, with terrific mid-palate pliancy and striking inner perfume. In this vintage, the Brunate is remarkably polished, with less of the boisterous explosiveness it can tend ...
Le Piane Boca DOC, 2016
from $82.00
I ALWAYS forget this wine until I am reminded...and, oh...THEN.  This Alto Piemontese wine sits in a class of its own.  Cooler temperatures, rustic tannin, and beguiling fruit send this bottling straight to the cellar for potentially decades of de...