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Barolo 'Ornato'

Barolo ‘Ornato’ 2012 91 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

“Aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit, leather, clove, rose and a whiff of menthol set the tone. The firmly structured palate offers dried black cherry, licorice, tobacco and grilled herb alongside assertive tannins. Drink 2017–2025.” K.O. 10/1/2016


Barolo ‘Ornato’ 2011 90 Pts. & one of “Year’s Best Barolo & Barbaresco” Wine & Spirits

“This gained rich tones of chocolate and caramel from a year in French barriques, half of which were new. With time, those oak flavors will meld with the wine’s sappy red fruit and savory herb notes and make it a good partner for bollito misto.” 12/1/2015


Barolo ‘Ornato’ 2011 90 Pts. Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide

“Aromas of red berry, rose and cake spices lead the way on this ripe forward Barolo. The round palate offers black cherry, raspberry licorice and white pepper alongside polished tannins. It’s already extremely accessible, so don’t leave it in the cellar for too long. Drink 2016-2010.” K.O. 11/30/2015


Barolo ‘Ornato’ 2010 93 Pts. Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide

“This Barolo shows its pedigree from Serralunga, home to the most powerful and age-worthy wines in the denomination. It opens with aromas of underbrush, tobacco, leather and cherries marinated in spirits. These carry over to the palate along with notes of sage and licorice. The assertive tannic spine needs time to soften and promises serious aging potential. Drink 2020-2040” K.O. 10/1/2014


Barolo ‘Ornato’ 2010 93 Pts. Wine Spectator

“The cherry and raspberry flavors are augmented by menthol, leather and tobacco notes in this rich red. The tannins are assertive, but this feels open overall, and may be approachable soon. Fine length. Best from 2017 through 2030. 500 cases made.” B.S.  2/28/2015


Barolo ‘Ornato’ 2010 Due (2) Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 4/1/2015


Barolo ‘Ornato’ 2010 Due (2) Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 4/1/2014


Barolo 'Parafada'

Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2011 94 Pts. “Cellar Selection” Wine Enthusiast

“Full-bodied and delicious, this opens with aromas of red berry, rose, underbrush, kitchen spice and a balsamic note. The structured palate doles out juicy wild cherry, crushed raspberry, clove, white pepper, grilled herb, vanilla and mineral alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. It already has nice depth but hold for more complexity. Drink 2019–2031.”  2/1/2016


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2010 93 Pts. Wine Spectator

“A silky style, boasting macerated cherry, menthol and hints of tar and anise flavors. Balanced and on the elegant side, with firm, ripe tannins coating the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2032. 500 cases made.” B.S. 2/28/2015


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2010 92 Pts. and Highly Recommended Decanter Panel Tasting

“Pure, balanced aromas and flavors of red cherry, red berries, a floral lift, milk chocolate and sweet spices.  Surprisingly smooth and utterly irresistible with an anise perfume to finish.  Drink 2018-2035.” 4/30/2015


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2010 94 Pts. Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide

“Polished and structured, this opens with aromas of crushed violets, red berry, leather and intense balsamic notes. The delicious palate is surprisingly approachable for a Barolo from Serralunga, delivering succulent wild cherry, cocoa, clove and sage alongside big, velvety tannins. Hold for complexity. Drink after 2020.” K.O. 10/1/2014


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2010 93 Pts. Wine & Spirits

“A tight, formidable wine with graceful lines, this shows both the accessibility and the depth of the 2010 vintage. It’s perfumed by new oak (the wine spent time in French barriques, 50 percent new and then in year in large Slavonian oak cask), which adds a chocolate richness to the flavors of cherries and truffles, but there’s enough fresh anise and floral lily character to keep it subtle and balanced.  A sleek Barolo to age or to decant and enjoy as a young wine.” 12/31/2014


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2010 Due (2) Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 4/1/15


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2009 89 Pts. Robert Parker

“The 2009 Barolo Parafada delivers a muddled bouquet with ripe fruit and forest berry backed by exotic spice and garden herb. It lacks focus and overall sharpness. Firm tannins act in a supporting role and the wine shows soft fruit richness on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2018.” 6/27/2013


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2009 90 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

“This single-vineyard Barolo offers a rich fragrance of spice, berry, leather and truffle, while the palate delivers dark cherry flavors layered with mint, licorice, espresso and toasted notes. Showing the heat of the vintage, this is already a bit evolved but will drink well for the next few years.” 9/30/2013


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2008 93 Pts. Wine Spectator

“This is showing a lot of sweet licorice, cherry, plum and sandalwood aromas and flavors, along with tobacco and black tea. The tannins offer support without being too intrusive, but this needs time for all the elements to knit together. Best from 2016 through 2035.”  B.S 3/1/2013


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2007 93 Pts. Decanter Panel Tasting (Brooks Selections of Barolos from Serralunga)

“Parafada always delivers elegant wines, and this has a perfumed red fruits and cranberry nose. Concentrated and fleshy, but with sweet fruit and persistent tannins. Good length. Drink 2014-2020.” 11/30/2014


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2007 92 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

“From the Serralunga subzone of Barolo, this classic rendition of Nebbiolo opens with an orange-garnet color segueing into delicate aromas of licorice, mesquite, dried prune or plum and drying mineral notes. The wine presents a focused, linear feel in the mouth. Very nice.”  M.L. 9/30/2011


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2007 94 Pts. Wine Spectator

“Smelling this Barolo, with its balsamic, menthol, cherry, tar and spice aromas you can almost see where it’s going. Floral and fruit elements intensify on the palate, and this is rich yet harmonious in its youthful way. The aftertaste is long, complex and expansive. Best from 2014 through 2032.” B.S. 12/15/2011


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2007 92 Pts. Wine & Spirits

“This is an elegant, traditional style of Barolo with tight tar and truffle scents and finely textured tannins. There’s a touch of Brett, but the bright cherry fruit in the center of the wine mitigates that animal character. The fruit complexity lasts, firmly structures for aging.” 12/31/2011


Barolo ‘Parafada’ 2007 92 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

“Barolo Parafada is a lush, meaty & expressive wine with power, heft and bright aromas of cured meat, Bersaolo, leather, dried rose, licorice and cola. The wine presents a solid wall of tannins and gritty firmness that will need at least another five years of bottle aging.” M.L. 9/1/2011


Barbera d'Alba Superiore

Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2011 90 Pts. and Smart Buy Wine Spectator

“Ripe, balanced by lively acidity, this offers blackberry and black currant flavors that pick up a hint of licorice and black pepper as this glides to the long finish.Drink now through 2018. 1750 cases made.” B.S. 12/31/2014


Nebbiolo 'Vigna Broglio'

Nebbiolo ‘Vigna Broglio’ 2005 91 Pts.Wine Spectator

“Dense, with sweet berry, licorice, briar and spice flavors permeating the chewy texture. Despite the prevalence of dusty tannins, this is beautifully balanced and ends with a long, licorice-and spice filled aftertaste. Drink now through 2025.” B.S. 12/18/2011


Nebbiolo ‘Vigna Broglio’ 2001 94 Pts. Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide

“A beautiful wine from Palladino, a lovely very complex Barolo just beginning to hit maturity. It is made in an understated style, showing its quality in its lovely haunting complexity. It has all the telltale flavors, roses, anise, earth dark fruit, tobacco and woodsmoke. A wine that continued to improve in the glass, it is old fashioned and priced right.” M.G. 12/22/2011


Barbera d' Alba 'Bricco della Olive'

Barbera d’ Alba ‘Bricco della Olive’ 2010 89 Pts. Wine Spectator

“Solid, with a mix of cherry, leather, earth and mineral flavors riding the vibrant acidity. Still firm but food will ameliorate the taut finish. Lingers nicely. Drink now. 800 cases made.” B.S. 2/15/2015


Barbera d’ Alba ‘Bricco della Olive’ 2010 Due (2) Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 4/1/15


Barbera d’ Alba ‘Bricco della Olive ‘2006 90 Pts.  Wine & Spirits

“Whimsical Italian funk enlivens this earthy wine-for those who don’t mind a touch of barnyard in their barbera. Its sweet fruit bristles with acidity, ready to decant for boar ragu.” 12/31/2010


Barolo 'Serralunga'

Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2012 90 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

“Mature berry, tobacco, menthol and a slight whiff of cellar floor lead the nose while the ripe, full-bodied palate delivers raspberry jam, cinnamon, star anise and mocha. Firm, fine-grained tannins provide support.” K.O. 10/1/2016


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2011 93 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

“Aromas of mature dark berry, baking spice, pipe tobacco and a balsamic note lead the nose. The ripe palate doles out juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, licorice grilled herb, clove and tobacco alongside a backbone of fresh acidity and velvety tannins.” 2/1/2016


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2010 93 Pts. Wine Spectator

“Taut and linear in profile, with dense, beefy tannins shoring up the cherry, strawberry and iron flavors. Spice and earth elements emerge as this cruises to a long finish. The mouth coating tannins are ripe. Best from 2019 through 2036. 1050 cases made.”  B.S.  2/28/2015


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2010 91 Pts. and Best Buy Wine & Spirits

“A black stretch limo of Nebbiolo, old fashioned in its Italianate sleekness and tension, this coasts by on bitter tannins without revealing much else. A day later, the interior of the wine begins to show, some anise emerging out of the tannins. This will need five years or more before the structure relents.” 12/31/2014


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2010 Due (2) Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 4/1/15


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2009 93 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

“This Barolo shows intense violet aromas and notes of freshly turned soil, spice and herb. The palate offers succulent black cherry, hints of mint and spice, and finishes on a coffee note. It has ample depth, firm tannins and fresh acidity for this warm vintage.  Drink after 2017.” K.O.  9/1/2013


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2008 92 Pts. Wine Spectator

“With its precision balance, this red easily showcases the sweet cherry, raspberry and tobacco flavors.  Seems almost light in weight and elegant, but the stern tannins say otherwise. Shows fine length, with a licorice aftertaste. Best from 2015 through 2035.”  B.S. 3/1/2013


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2008 90 Pts. Robert Parker

“The 2008 Barolo Serralunga shows dark fruit and licorice backed by light renderings of spice and tobacco. Of the wines presented this one shows the highest caliber of fruit and the most appealing complexity. Anticipated maturity:  2014-2020.” 6/27/2015


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2007 92 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

“From the Serralunga subzone of Barolo, this classic rendition of Nebbiolo opens with an orange-garnet color segueing into delicate aromas of licorice, mesquite, dried prune or plum and drying mineral notes. The wine presents a focused, linear feel in the mouth. Very nice.”  M.L. 9/1/2011


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2007 92 Pts. Wine Spectator

“Mint and eucalyptus aromas greet the senses, backed up by flavors of cherry, tar and licorice.  The texture is chewy, yet overall this has an elegant profile and remains focused and taut through the berry and mineral-tinged aftertaste.  Best from 2015 through 2035.”  B.B. 12/15/2011


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2007 89 Pts. and Best Buy Wine & Spirits

“Voluptuous tannins provide the density of this wine’s texture, while the fruit sustains freshness, skittering over the tannins and alcohol and lasting in the finish. While seemingly gentle on the surface, the firm structure underneath warrants a few years of cellar time.” 12/31/2011


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2006 92 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

“Here’s a beautiful expression of Barolo with finely textured tannins, bright acidity, drying talc powder or mineral notes and tons of fresh berry and cherry intensity. This is a particularly refined and elegant wine that when aged a few more years in the bottle will pair with veal, pork or beef.” M.L. 12/31/2010


Barolo ‘Serralunga’ 2005 5 Stars Decanter

“Obvious tannins but lifted tar and ripe fruitcake notes will outshine them. From 2015.” 12/31/2010


Barolo Riserva 'San Bernardo'

Barolo Riserva ‘San Bernardo’ 2010 92 Pts. Wine Enthusiast

“The nose isn’t very expressive but the firm palate delivers red berry, menthol and baking spice. Assertive refined tannins provide the backbone. Give this time to fully develop.” K.O. 12/1/2016


Barolo Riserva ‘San Bernardo’ 2010 Tre (3) Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 2017


Barolo Riserva ‘San Bernardo’ 2008 91 Pts. Wine & Spirits “Year’s Best Barolo and Barbaresco”

“This Riserva, from Palladino’s top vineyard, combines flavors of ripe plums and dried fruits into a brooding wine, developing notes of amaro and quinine alongside earthy mushrooms and dried leaves. With it autumnal character it would pair well with braised lamb.” 12/31/15


Barolo Riserva ‘San Bernardo’ 2008 Due (2) Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 2015


Barolo Riserva ‘San Bernardo’ 2006 93 Pts. Robert Parker

“The 2006 Barolo Riserva San Bernardo is a light and astringent wine that still needs time to develop in the bottle. Sour cherry, cranberry and white cherry point to the cooler growing cycle of the vintage (compared to the previously tasted wines from 2009). Of Palladino’s offerings this is the most impressive. Anticipated maturity 2015-2025.” 6/27/2013


Barolo Riserva ‘San Bernardo’ 2005 91 Pts. Wine Spectator

“A light style, with a green, herbal edge to the cherry and licorice flavors. The tannins are prominent in the balance, but this stays persistent, with fine length. Best from 2013 through 2025.” B.S. 12/15/2011


Barolo Riserva ‘San Bernardo’ 2001 93 Pts. Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide

“Riserva S. Bernardo has a fabulous nose of dusty mineral interwoven with dried cassis, natural rubber, licorice, anise and country earth. But it’s that extraordinary mineral note – think granite, black slate and pencil shaving – that really sets it apart. The wine is firm, well-structured and complex.”  M.L. 4/1/2009