2018 Luciano Sandrone Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba
The Luciano Sandrone 2018 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore shows a very fruity, fresh and accessible side of the Nebbiolo grape. This wine is open-knit and inviting with a steady succession of aromas that range from red cherry and plum to rosemary sprig and crushed mineral. On some level, you could call it Barolo Lite, although that does not do justice to the Valmaggiore vineyard in Roero that outperforms year after year. The wine is Barolo-adjacent for sure, but it offers its own bright and distinct personality. It's an exciting, new generation of Nebbiolo.
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (Jul 2020)
A delicious, juicy red with strawberries, light chocolate and bark. It’s medium-bodied with lovely fruit and a flavorful finish. Serious nebbiolo. It can age, too.
Underbrush, blue flower, leather and dark-spice aromas are front and center on this fragrant red. Elegant and focused, the savory, chiseled palate features juicy red cherry, spiced cranberry and star anise alongside polished tannins and bright acidity. Drink through 2026.
Kerin O'Keefe - Wine Spectator