1998 Gravner Ribolla - Printable Version

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- TheEngineer - 03-26-2005

Another one of these...what the heck is in my mouth?? I think I like it...I think I like it a lot....or at least I think I do. Yes I do...

It is clear golden color. It noses like a crisp and nutty wine. Really dry but makes me think of honey, nuts nuts. It is a really full body, mouth filling and achingly complex. Earthly minerality and a an acidity which contributes to a LONG finish. I don't think I've ever had a white quite like this.

I want to drink it more to look for more.....I've had several glasses already.......I've never had a Ribolla...If not for the price (at $80) and the apparent lack of supply, I would get a case. apparently there was an over 6 months wait for this to come in.

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- Thomas - 03-27-2005

Engineer--welcome aboard.

That is expensive, but Ribolla Giallo is one of the most fascinating white wines in the world. If you get to a good retailer you can find one or two at better prices, but they are not readily available in the U.S.

Roberto might have one or two in Santa Monica.

- TheEngineer - 03-27-2005


That was a memorable wine. I don't think I forget the way it tastes or feels in your mouth. I'll look for it again I'm sure.

- Botafogo - 03-28-2005

Yeah, we have a good bit of 1997 Gravner ($72.00), a little bit of Tenuta Villanova 2003 ($19.99) and also some Donati Nosiola which is supposed to be the same variety ($14.99). Happy Hunting.....6 days till I leave for VinItaly, Roberto

- TheEngineer - 03-18-2006

yup...second bottle....same notes....shared with a bunch of friends that had never had this before...they were befuddled. Nice.

- TheEngineer - 03-09-2011

Just testing search and post.

- TheEngineer - 03-09-2011

Looks good