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#392176 - 09-27-2021 13:38:24 TN: Two USofA Nebbiolos...(short/boring)
TomHill Offline
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Had these two the other night:
1. Gabriele Rausse Nebbiolo VA (12.4%) Charlottesvile/VA 2017: Med.light bit orange color w/ slight bricking; rather earthy/dusty/loamy slight pungent/tarry light floral/Nebb/violets/rose petal somewhat rustic/coarse not very perfumed nose; very lightly tart fairly earthy/loamy/dusty very light floral/Nebb/rose petal/lilacs bit metallic/tangy slight pungent flavor w/ light bitey tannins; short rather earthy/loamy/compost pile very slight floral/Nebb/lilacs slight pungent/metallic/tangy finish w/ light bitey tannins; a rather rough/coarse not very thrilling expression of Nebb; speaks of Nebb w/ a whisper. $nc (vSC)
2. Idlewild Nebbiolo LostHillsRanch/MendoCnty (13.1%) 2018: Med.light color; very fragrant/perfumed/high-toned classic Nebb/floral/lilacs/rose petal light tarry/pungent/earthy bit Mendo/tomatoey quite attractive nose; quite tart/tangy/bit metallic strong floral/Nebb/rose petal/lilacs fairly rich bit tarry/earthy/Mendo tomatoey bit complex flavor w/ modest brisk/bitey tannins; very long fairly tart/tangy rather floral/Nebb/lilacs/violets light earthy/tarry bit Mendo/tomatoey finish w/ modest bitey tannins; a quite attractive Nebb that can use another 2-6 yrs; a bit like a Valtelline Nebb but a bit richer/lusher. $50.00
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Gabriele Rausse: My first experience w/ this winery. He (Gabriele Rausse) is known as the "father of VA wines", but haven't been able to find any information on him nor why he is the "father". Within a mile of their wnry is the Trump Wnry, where they make some of the greatest wines in America, so we've been told...as we've been told a lot of other alternative facts.
2. Idlewild: This is the first Nebb of Sam's from his LostHillsRanch. His Nebbs always show well at our NEB get-togethers. I don't think this LostHills is quite up to (yet) the ones he's made from FoxHill. A bit pricey vis a vis Langhe or AltoPiemonte Nebbs.

#392185 - 09-29-2021 16:28:11 Re: TN: Two USofA Nebbiolos...(short/boring) [Re: TomHill]
Bob Davis Offline

Registered: 12-13-2000 08:00:00
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Loc: Steeler Nation
The Rausse reds are ok, not great. The whites and Rose’s are better. IMHO, virtually nobody in VA can make good reds. The are few and they are usually overpriced.


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