We'll Take 3 Glasses: Ca del Baio's Award-Winning Asili

40000 wines tasted. A tiny fraction, 447, were judged truly excellent, deserving of Tre Bicchieri (Three Glasses). It can only be Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2019, aka The Italian Wine Bible.

One of the deserving Three Glass recipients needs little introduction to our readers: Ca del Baio Barbaresco Asili 2015. A wine that we've tasted multiple times, first at the winery in September, we concur with its Three Glass award. The star of Ca del Baio's 2015 show, Asili is an absolute must-have for any Italian wine fan and as always, an incredible value.   

The jaw drops further with the second Ca del Baio Nebbiolo in today's offer, a wine we've not seen since the 2008 vintage. BricdelBaio 2016 is the single greatest sub-$20 Nebbiolo; 2016 is a legendary vintage in the making. Back up the truck on this astounding value -- I guarantee you that Andy and I are!  

Ca del Baio Barbaresco Asili 2015

$37.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
($41.95 regular) 
Three Glasses! Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2019 and also
95 points James Suckling: "Classic aromas of tar and roses with spices, strawberries and some leather. Full body, round and firm tannins and a chewy finish. A beautiful and unique wine from a great vineyard. Try in 2021."

The story of Ca del Baio began with Asili, is one of the most prestigious vineyards in Barbaresco. Their oldest vines produce an exceptional, elegant Barbaresco that's also one of the best global wine values I've found. Classically structured yet youthfully attractive, exuding beautiful cherry and berry, rose, mineral, and tobacco. I've tried the wine three times now and while I'm sure decanting will make it even better, it has been gorgeous right from the bottle. Andy and I crushed it with tagliata (flank steak grilled and sliced) over spring arugula. - Marcus
Ca del Baio Langhe Nebbiolo Bric del Baio 2016
$17.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($19.95 regular) 
If there's a better sub-$20 Nebbiolo, show me the proof! Astounding value, jam-packed with Barbaresco character, from the soon-to-be-legendary 2016 vintage,* this is what Andy and I are drinking at home any/every night of the week. A true gift from Ca del Baio to Nebbiolo fans everywhere!

*Not only did I taste for myself the amazing 2016s from countless Piemontese casks, but the winemakers themselves were especially bright-eyed and bullish on the vintage. BricdelBaio will give you a glimpse at what we're all excited about. - Marcus