2010 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Tre Tine, Italy, Piedmont, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2010
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

This was pop and pour and it needed more air.  Of course very young, but still, this was excellent.  Ruby in color.  The nose has cherries, floral notes and slight tar.  On the palate, this is tannic.  Fresh acidity cuts across the tannins though revealing nice cherry fruit.  Showing some tight layering already. Great mouthfeel.  Of course, this begs for some hearty food.  Even more, another ten years in a good cellar should show some improvement.  

2014 Gabriele Scaglione Langhe Nebbiolo Passeggiando in Vigna. Italy, Piedmont, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+

Deep ruby in color with brown tinges to it.  On the nose, this has nice cherries with a bit of tar/anise.  It has strong tannins on the palate.  Cherry fruit but a pretty strong green streak.  There is plenty of depth.  Good acidity.  This begs for food, both to calm the tannins and the green streak.  It is very good though and at $18, this is fairly priced.  It will be interesting to try the 2015 to compare.

2016 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis, Italy, Piedmont, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

Light silvery gold in color.  The nose is nice with great minerality.  Also some pears.  On the palate, this is slightly oily.  Nice undertones of minerals.  Some apple/pear.  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  This would work with a wide variety of lighter to medium foods.  Drinks surprisingly well on its own too.  A bit pricey for an Arneis but this is one of the better ones.  $30 retail.