Paitin 2010 Nebbiolo d'Alba, "Ca Veja," Piedmont, Italy
Vinous.com rating: 91..."Paitin's 2010 Nebbiolo d'Alba Ca' Veja is stunningly beautiful. Juicy red cherries, flowers and sweet spices burst from the glass in this big, rich wine. Amazingly, the 2010 was aged only in steel, as the Pasquero-Elia brothers rightly wanted to differentiate their Langhe Nebbiolo from their Barbareschi, something that makes total sense. At the end of the day, though, the pedigree of this fruit simply won't be denied. Sweet, roses, tar and licorice flesh out on the finish. This is a super-serious Langhe Nebbiolo that will rival wines costing much more money."