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    Pio Cesare Barolo 2007
    Nebbiolo - Piedmont, Italy

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    • WE95
    • JS93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast, 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 James Suckling, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Piedmont, Italy

    Varietal: Nebbiolo

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 112164

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2004 vintage of this wine was ranked #6 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008

    This is a classic Barolo, with excellent structure and harmony, mild tannins and balanced fruit. It is immediately approachable, but it also has a very long ageing potential. The grapes are sourced from family owned vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba (Ornato), Grinzane Cavour (Gustava), La Morra (Roncaglie) and Barolo - Novello (Ravera). The balance of the grapes comes from other exclusive vineyards owned by growers, who have been providing grapes to the Pio Cesare family for generations. Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks, with skin contact for about 20 days. The wine is aged in mid-toasted French oak for three years: 70 percent in 20 to 50 hectoliter casks; 30 percent in barriques.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Pio Cesare and the 2007 vintage marry beautifully to produce a layered, opulent, textured, rich wine that is bursting with zesty red fruit, sassy spice, leather and toasted espresso bean. What really sets this wine apart is the dense smoothness of its texture. Save this bottle in your cellar 10 years or more.

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2007 Barolo is inviting, sweet and open, yet has plenty of underlying tannins to provide support. It shows terrific balance in a style that reconciles the traditionalist leanings of this bottling with the ripe quality of the year. Sweet hints of tobacco, spices, leather and herbs add complexity on the textured yet grippy finish. Pio Cesare’s straight Barolo doesn’t seem to get the attention or spotlight it deserves, but it has truly been one of Piedmont’s under the radar jewels for some time. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Love the nose on this with nutmeg and other spices, not to mention the ripe fruits such as currants and plums. Full and wonderfully balanced with ultra-fine tannins and a bright finish. Bright and tannic. Delicious already. Needs time still. Three years.

    93 Points
    James Suckling

    This round red is full of sweet cherry and plum flavors, with hints of licorice and spices. The richness is offset by dense tannins, and there's a touch of heat on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2022. 2,800 cases imported.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    User Reviews:

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    tantum biberent vinum optimum (6/27/2013)
    bog and bold and wonderful
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    Christian V. (5/27/2012)
    Nope. Not a fan. In all fairness, this was a decent wine. However, it simply did not live up to it's 93 point rating or the hefty price tag. I found the appearance of this barolo consistent with the varietal. The nose was sharp and hindered by the alcohol content. The pallet initially presented well however, the aggressive acidity took over without allowing the flavor to fully develop. Perhaps in a few years, this vintage will level off and attain good balance. However, for the price, I would suggest looking elsewhere if you are looking for something that will increase in value. I would give this offering 90 points.
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