1958 Vallana, Spanna, del Piemonte (RT 92) The bottle was in terrific condition with a perfect cork and an excellent bottom of neck fill, almost surprising for a nearly 50-year-old wine. Color was too shabby either. In fact, surprisingly fresh looking and still holding density to the edge. Decanted for sediment, then poured, it threw a pretty rowdy funk for at least an hour. Then, the magic of sweet aged Nebbiolo began to unwind with layers of red cherries, wet stones, mulch, saddle leather and tar. Still showing a well defined finish with a tight edge of tannin – linear & fine grained – and still hangin’ strong. Served blind the seasoned veteran might mistake this for a Barolo of half this Spanna’s age. Wowsah!