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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Pio Cesare Barolo 2004
Pio Cesare Barolo 2004
(search item no. 95547)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#6 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

Barolo is the most fascinating of all the Pio Cesare wines and features an air of aristocracy and a domineering personality. Yet the Barolo is rich with hidden hues enjoyed by those who take the time to savor the wine. Pio Cesare Barolo is intentionally "traditional", austere and important and a wine to be approached thoughtfully.

The color is an intense glossy garnet, with orange reflections. The bouquet is ethereal, with hints of violets, blackberry jam, licorice and cloves. The palate is dry and austere with lengthy tannins. The wine ends with a long concentrated finish accompanied by a lingering hint of almonds.

""Extremely attractive aromas of blackberry, fresh mushroom and mahogany. Full-bodied, with lovely fruit, soft tannins and a long finish. Chewy, yet balanced and pretty. Builds on the palate. Big and juicy. Best after 2010." 94 Points
Wine Spectator

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About Pio Cesare:

Pio Cesare has been producing wine for more than 100 years and through generations. The tradition began in 1881, when Pio Cesare started gathering grapes in his vineyards and purchasing those of some selected and reliable farmers in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco districts.

At Pio Cesare, there has always been a conviction that great wine can come only from the finest grapes and the winery's output has always been limited through adherence to the highest standards. Pio Cesare limits its production by using only the most mature and healthy grapes. The ripening of the grapes is carefully monitored and the harvest is rigidly controlled with each grape selected by hand.

Today, the estate is managed by Pio Boffa, great-grandson of Pio Cesare. Under his stewardship, the wines of Pio Cesare have become famous throughout the world. Great strides have been made in quality, and single vineyard offerings have dazzled the wine press.