Staff Pick

Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 1999

9.133 ratings on Delectable
$299

Giacomo Conterno is clearly one of our very favorite producers in all of Italy, and their expression of Nebbiolo from the Cascina Francia vineyard in Serralunga d'Alba is one of the great wines of the world. In Barolo, nobody beats the combination of structure, elegance, and mesmerizing perfume of the wines. Winemaker Roberto Conterno is a larger than life figure who's legendary for his attention to detail. All his wines have a Burgundian-influenced sensibility that puts them at the top of our list when we look toward Piedmont.

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Ratings on Delectable

Davis Smith Delectable Pro

Sommelier Acquerello

Still a baby. Waiting to show us that other dimension

Still a baby. Waiting to show us that other dimension

9.0

James Stahl Delectable Pro

Storage issue I believe!

Storage issue I believe!

6.5

Louis Schofield Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

Not a good bottle

Not a good bottle

8.1

Cris Cherry Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Villa Creek Winery

In a sweet spot right now! Tannins have softened framing red fruits. Great with end of season truffles.

In a sweet spot right now! Tannins have softened framing red fruits. Great with end of season truffles.

Matt Lasater

Amazing. 17 years doesn't seem like much to this wine. The tannin profile has softened significantly but this could go longer without problem. Caught it at a point where things are starting to get interesting. More organic earth, leather, licorice, and spices coming forward, that delicate violet aromas is coming around. Really pretty sense of fruit that has a lot of purity still.

Amazing. 17 years doesn't seem like much to this wine. The tannin profile has softened significantly but this could go longer without problem. Caught it at a point where things are starting to get interesting. More organic earth, leather, licorice, and spices coming forward, that delicate violet aromas is coming around. Really pretty sense of fruit that has a lot of purity still.

9.6

Conrad Green

Stunning. Lovely and broad with length and breadth but great resolution

Stunning. Lovely and broad with length and breadth but great resolution

9.3

Evandro Pereira

Very delicate aromas, round mouthfeel

Very delicate aromas, round mouthfeel

9.3

Joel Tan

Tight, not quite showing full potential, but it's there. Opened up just a bit, with the aged Nebbiolo sweetness coming through much more. A little bit of watercolours (?) on the nose, good acidity - cool vintage? Love the minerality.

Tight, not quite showing full potential, but it's there. Opened up just a bit, with the aged Nebbiolo sweetness coming through much more. A little bit of watercolours (?) on the nose, good acidity - cool vintage? Love the minerality.

9.1

D Rebello

1999 lovely wine. Still needs some time. Violets, leather, and the 60 second finish. Wow

1999 lovely wine. Still needs some time. Violets, leather, and the 60 second finish. Wow

9.4

Evandro Pereira

Lovely

Lovely

9.4