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nian oak casks. Notes of licorice and dark
spices accent its ripe cherry and plum flavors,
and it maintains good freshness and depth
through the finish. § Matchvino, Sharon, CT

$120

2016 Barolo Conca ^ Fruit for this wine comes
from vines growing in the blue marl soils of
La Morra's Conca cru; at six acres, it is one
of the smallest MGAs. The wine is rich even
in the fresh 2016 vintage, its inviting flavors
of macerated cherry and strawberry accented
by warm spice notes. § Lux Wines, Modesto, CA
278924

92 | Roccheviberti

$89

2016 Barolo Bricco Boschis ^ From the heavy
clay soils of this Castiglione Falletto cru, this
is a lush and red-fruited 2016. Bright acidity infuses the flavors of cherry, cranberry
and blood orange, those fruit tones tinged
with notes of cedar and spice as the wine finishes with a touch of heat. § The Piedmont Guy,
Brooklyn, NY
278863

92 | Giovanni Rosso

$86

2016 Barolo Cerretta ^ This wine is firm and
slightly angular, its red cherry flavors tinged
with notes of iron and tobacco leaf. Those
savory notes take it to an earthier register
than Rosso's other 2016 releases, but this
should flesh out with a few years in the cellar. § Vias Imports, NY

278966

92 | Luigi Vico

$75

2016 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga
d'Alba ^ Fruit for this wine comes entirely
from a half-acre plot in the Meriame cru.
Rather than making it as a single-cru wine,
Luigi Vico and his winemaker, Davide Rosso,
decided to label it as a Barolo del Comune
di Serralunga d'Alba, betting on the fame of
the village above that of the vineyard. Its redcherry flavors are bright and resonant, woven
with notes of licorice and fresh tarragon that
add to the wine's verve. Firm tannins encase
the fruit, yet they feel fine and precise, allowing the mouthwatering fruit tones to shine
through. § North Berkeley Imports, Berkeley, CA
279027

91 | Bel Colle

$60

91 | Ca'Rome

$116

2016 Barolo Simposio ^ This is a floral, redfruited Barolo sourced from Verduno and
La Morra. Notes of licorice and orange peel
meld with flavors of raspberry and rose-petal
jelly in an appealing, mid-weight structure. §
Quintessential, Napa, CA
278865
2016 Barolo Rapet ^ This wine's black cherry
flavors are crisp and precise, accented by
notes of menthol and dark spice. Bright acidity and taut tannins give the wine an angular
aspect that should resolve with time in the
cellar. § Empson USA, Alexandria, VA
278825

91 | Pio Cesare

278839

92 | Gabriele Scaglione

$75

2013 Barolo Passione di Re ^ Gabriele Scaglione left the world of wine marketing to
return to his roots in Piedmont. He makes
this wine from 2.5 acres of vines in La Morra,
fermenting the fruit with ambient yeasts with
a relatively short (10- to 15-day) maceration,
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91 | Damilano

$90

91 | Damilano

$110

2016 Barolo Raviole ^ One of very few singlecru wines from this vineyard in the Grinzane
Cavour commune, Damilano's wine is warm
and spicy, with chewy tannins and bright red
cherry flavors accented by notes of tobacco
and dark chocolate. § Leonardo LoCascio Selections/Winebow Imports, NY
278901

278847

92 | Renato Ratti

of dark cherry, tobacco and cocoa wrapped
in round, supple tannins. § Leonardo LoCascio
Selections/Winebow Imports, NY
278889

$79

2016 Barolo ^ This is a spicy blend of fruit
from estate vineyards in five of Barolo's communes: Serralunga d'Alba, Grinzane Cavour,
La Morra, Novello and Monforte d'Alba.
Notes of dried mushroom, toasted nuts and
espresso balance its ripe cherry and berry flavors, the wine feeling rich and creamy. § Maisons Marques & Domaines USA, Oakland, CA
278882

2015 Barolo Liste ^ This is floral and redfruited, with rich flavors of warmed cherries edged in blood orange and licorice. It
finishes with a hint of caramel and a bit of
heat. § Leonardo LoCascio Selections/Winebow
Imports, NY
278823

91 | Luigi Einaudi

$62

2016 Barolo Ludo ^ This lush, inviting Barolo
combines fruit from the crus of Bussia in
Monforte and Cannubi and Terlo in Barolo.
It melds flavors of macerated cherries with
warm notes of mushroom stock, cacao and
brown spice, finishing with a burst of fruit
that suggests this will age well over the next
several years. § Empson USA, Alexandria, VA
278867

91 | Fontanafredda

$125

91 | Fortemasso

$190

91 | Gianni Gagliardo

$120

2016 Barolo Vigna La Rosa ^ This wine's lush
red cherry and raspberry flavors are accented
by notes of licorice and orange peel. It has
good energy, with firm, ferrous tannins that
keep the fruit tones in balance through a
warm, spicy finish. § Taub Family Selections,
Boca Raton, FL
278955
2013 Barolo Riserva Castelletto ^ A dark and
savory riserva, this wine sees 45 days of maceration on the skins and 40 months of barrel
aging, gaining a deep color and dense notes
of dried cherry, tobacco and black tea. Flavors of tangy cherry emerge with exposure
to air, and the wine finishes on notes of sweet
spice. § Panebianco, NY
278952

$50

2016 Barolo Castelletto ^ Notes of menthol
and charred earth accent this wine's tangy
cherry flavors. It rested for 30 months in a
single 25-hectoliter cask, maintaining firm
tannins and a rich texture that is ready for
braised beef. § Enotec Imports, Denver, CO
278929

2016 Barolo Lecinquevigne ^ An assembly of
fruit from vines in five different communes of
Barolo, this approachable wine offers flavors

2016 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione ^ This
is rich and mouthfilling, its flavors of dark

91 | Damilano

91 | Roccheviberti

$89


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