La Spinetta Barbera d'Asti Ca Di Pian 2008

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 113013
  • WS90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red with purple reflections. The bouquet has beautiful and complex aromas of cassis, dried cherry and Indian tea. This is a complex, vibrant, focused wine with refreshing acidity and ripe fruit. Will age well for 10 to 15 years. A great pairing for all kinds of appetizers and soft cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Black currant and bilberry fruit signals this fresh, vivid Barbera. It has light tannins, but overall shows balance and harmony. Lingering finish. Drink now through 2015."
90 Points

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Rating:
(1/25/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Pair with: Italian, Spanish, Steak
Really enjoyed the flavor profile of this wine. Fruity, but complex, with a stronger and longer lasting finish than I expected. A quality offering at a good price point.
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Rating:
(11/8/2013)
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Learn About La Spinetta Map ItMap It

The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians then, he dreamed of returning rich man, perhaps even one day able to make great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe Pin did. Pin married Lidia, bought vineyards and began to make wine. In 1977 the family took up residence at La Spinetta (top...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Barbera

(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...

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