Tenuta Carretta, Roero Riserva DOCG (Piedmont, Italy) “Bric Paradiso” 2016

($35):  The red wines from the Roero DOC, just across the river from Barolo and Barbaresco are under-rated and fly under the radar as Michael Franz, my friend and colleague at WineReviewOnline.com, has pointed out.    Juicy and succulent, this youthful example shows just how impressive the wines from this DOC can be.  It’s a powerful wine, yet not overblown, delivering a seductive combination of mineral-like and floral notes.  Fine tannins lend support to this youthful wine without a trace of astringency.  It is unusual to find a Nebbiolo-based wine of this quality at this price.  Find room in your cellar and re-visit it in another five years.  You’ll be hooked on the reds of Roero.
93 Michael Apstein Oct 12, 2021