Gaja

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.352 ratings
9.316 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.5

Just a killer wine! Rustic, broad and beautiful. With age this is really starting to shine with some leather and blood in the nose. Lots of animale and dark fruit. Excellent and very much in the Gaja style

Just a killer wine! Rustic, broad and beautiful. With age this is really starting to shine with some leather and blood in the nose. Lots of animale and dark fruit. Excellent and very much in the Gaja style

Dec 17th, 2017
Aaron Pott

Very rich and satisfying like mother's milk if your mother was a cage fighter...

Very rich and satisfying like mother's milk if your mother was a cage fighter...

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2016
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.1

Just what it should be. Tar & roses, medium weight, nice bitter finish.

Just what it should be. Tar & roses, medium weight, nice bitter finish.

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2014
Amanda Yallop

A little tired

A little tired

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.4

Big full bodied red from Gaja. The 1998 stands out here at start of our wine dinner at Il Villagio. Great night with friends. Brought by Henry. Big chewy tannins with bright cherry and blackberries. Rich and powerful. Great start to Monday night wine dinner. Bravo HC

Big full bodied red from Gaja. The 1998 stands out here at start of our wine dinner at Il Villagio. Great night with friends. Brought by Henry. Big chewy tannins with bright cherry and blackberries. Rich and powerful. Great start to Monday night wine dinner. Bravo HC

Feb 21st, 2017
Blake Leja

Sommelier Prosecco Restaurant

8.9

And....En Magnum again!

And....En Magnum again!

Jul 8th, 2015
Robin Schwartz

Beautiful mellow dry tannins. Nice cherry fruit. Paired perfectly with dry aged steak. Still full of life for a 1998 vintage. Could easily go another 10 years. My first Gaja but not my last.

Beautiful mellow dry tannins. Nice cherry fruit. Paired perfectly with dry aged steak. Still full of life for a 1998 vintage. Could easily go another 10 years. My first Gaja but not my last.

Dec 23rd, 2014
Sylvain Rhainds

1998! Tout en équilibre

1998! Tout en équilibre

Jun 17th, 2019
Sophie Dufort

Thought it might’ve been corked—so very glad it wasn’t.

Thought it might’ve been corked—so very glad it wasn’t.

Sep 2nd, 2018
David Wanek

Drinking really well right now. Prime time of the window.

Drinking really well right now. Prime time of the window.

Jun 17th, 2017