Dark, deep ruby/purple hue and fairly opaque. Very dense fruit with an earthy, rosehip palate. Decent length and structure, but perhaps not super de-lineated. I suspect this has much more to reveal with a few more years which is a comment biased by the producer’s reputation. — a month ago
This was great. Light, dry little earthy but not overbearing. Had with chicken and it didn’t overpower it. Like. — 2 months ago
My favorite barbera- still full bodied with Good fruit 15 years after vintage — 3 months ago
The aromatics are of average intensity with notes of dark cherries, spices, pepper and cloves. The wine as a good mix of the Barbera’s acidity and some integrated tannins, easy drinking, good even if not very complex. To be slightly chilled before serving.
Nez moyennement aromatique de cerises, épices, poivre et clou girofle. Bouche alliant acidité appuyée et tannins intégrés, agréable, sans être très complexe, à boire un peu rafraîchi autour de 17-18 degrés. — a month ago
A lighter vintage, but that just means it’s drinking well now. Alan has taken all he learned working with Sandrone and MT Mascarello and is crafting beautiful wines. Not the same level as Cantina Mascarello’s wines, but very much in that mold: velvety savory/sweet fruit accented with spice and herbs.
A beguiling nose and graceful palate. Fantastic value, especially bought directly from the Cantina. — 2 months ago
I am opening this tomorrow during my chat with Maria Teresa Mascarello at 11am NY time. I will update the note then. Details on Vinous for Zoom, or you can watch on YouTube. Hope everyone’s having a great night! 😊🍷😍🤩😱🤪 Update: terrific depth, resonance and character. Hard to find, but really delivers the goods. Super. — 2 months ago
I can say, it’s been a remarkable evening. Great wine and friends. — 2 months ago
OMG. This is delicious! — 2 months ago