Enjoy this wine. Think about this wine. Some wines are released early and cheap and you should enjoyed them quickly and with abandon. Other wines are laboured over and thought about for several years before they are bottled, let alone released. Let this one breathe and share it with people who will enjoy the thinking.
This is the third release of Willoughby Road Nebbiolo but the first to be made after my visits to Barbaresco - where my understanding of nebbiolo dramatically shifted, and the approach to this particular wine went pretty crazy and experimental.
The idea here was to give some very fresh and acidic juice some very ripe and delicious skins. The wine has wonderful core of bright, layered fruit and a lovely long, persistent line of tannin. It is an interesting example of a lighter vintage - and some kooky vinification - that will bring pleasure over several hours on the table. - Pat Underwood, Little Reddie