(7/1/2021) "Balsamic aromas of camphor and cedar mingle with rose and leather on this full-boded, savory red. Structured and delicious, the juicy palate is still youthfully austere, delivering ripe Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, baking spice and licorice framed in noble tannins before a black tea finish. Drink 2025-2037."
(12/15/2021) "Rich and round, this lively red is packed with bright cherry pie, plum tart and earth flavors, showing flourishes of menthol and tobacco. The tannins are well-mannered, and a mineral note emerges on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2045. 260 cases made."
(5/27/2021) "The 2017 Barolo Baudana has more savory and forward notes of dried cranberry, leather, and orange peel on the nose, with tangy ripe fruit on the palate. It has a rather approachable style, with the generosity of the fruit up front and well-managed tannins. Drink 2021-2040."
(12/2021) "Giuseppe Vaira's powerful 2017 Baudana is packed with flavors of black cherry and blackberry, those flavors riding on cool, polished tannins. Propelled by bright acidity, the wine picks up notes of licorice and mint. Firmly structured, fresh and floral, this is a highly appealing wine for long term cellaring."