Ruby purple color with intense aromas of concentrated ripe red and black cherries with vanilla and hints of brown spice. With refreshing
acidity, rich tannins, and on the fuller-bodied side for Barbera, the single vineyard La Scaronne has finesse, excellent balance, great
complexity, integration and a long lingering finish.
Hearty stews, seasoned pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roasted red meats and sharp cheeses.
"The 2006 Barbera d'Alba Scarrone is an incredibly pure wine. Floral, perfumed aromas lead to a focused, vibrant expression of ripe dark fruit wrapped around mineral notes that linger on the finessed, long finish. The wine offers superb detail in a more restrained style than has been the case in recent vintages. Simply put, this is a gorgeous bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016."
The Wine Advocate
"Full and broad, this is a muscular, beefy barbera. It becomes lighter with air, with a savory note balancing the sweet blackberry richness. Try it with pappardelle with duck ragù."
Wine & Spirits
"Black hue. Rich, loamy aromas of black fruit and mocha. Flavors of blackberry, bittersweet chocolate and earth are surprisingly more reserved than suggested by the extracted nose. Soft close."
The Wine News
"Displays lots of juicy fruit character, with a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with a balance of fruit and wood. Tight and focused. A polished wine. Hard to resist now. Drink now."