Giuseppe Rinaldi

Barbera d'Alba

9.1120 ratings
9.026 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jeremiah Allen

The most spectacular Barbera I’ve encountered. 👃🏻 fresh fruit 🍉 🍎🍓🍒. 👄 energetic. Blessed with a flawless example of the 87!

The most spectacular Barbera I’ve encountered. 👃🏻 fresh fruit 🍉 🍎🍓🍒. 👄 energetic. Blessed with a flawless example of the 87!

Feb 22nd, 2019
Tony Botello

Vineyard Babcock, Hospitality Tyler Winery,

9.2

Epic

Epic

Feb 11th, 2019
Conrad Green

Dark intense purple color. On the nose a meaty, plummy, gnarly beast. Intense savory notes with dried herbs, a hint of cornas in character style, and feral blue stuff. Astonishing depth and purity of fruit at the front given its age. I’ve never had a barbera of this intensity and style before. Unfortunately in the palate it is a short treat and relatively simple, though plush. Not much finish on this. A great surprise though...

Dark intense purple color. On the nose a meaty, plummy, gnarly beast. Intense savory notes with dried herbs, a hint of cornas in character style, and feral blue stuff. Astonishing depth and purity of fruit at the front given its age. I’ve never had a barbera of this intensity and style before. Unfortunately in the palate it is a short treat and relatively simple, though plush. Not much finish on this. A great surprise though...

Nov 10th, 2018
Henry Kahn

D'alba , rare treat!!!

D'alba , rare treat!!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2014
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Not my favorite wine right now. Went towards balsamic on the spectrum. With air it developed more but still not my preferred.

Not my favorite wine right now. Went towards balsamic on the spectrum. With air it developed more but still not my preferred.

Mar 9th, 2017
Nniccolò Contenta

Fresh and vibrant 😮

Fresh and vibrant 😮

Feb 17th, 2017
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.4

Pure, unadulterated deliciousness!

Pure, unadulterated deliciousness!

Feb 9th, 2017
Joe Campanale

Beverage Director/Partner dell’anima, L’Artusi, Anfora, and L’Apicio

9.5

Yes! Best dolcetto from alba - if not from anywhere!

Yes! Best dolcetto from alba - if not from anywhere!

Dec 17th, 2016
Brash Higgins

Savoury, herbal and deftly balanced

Savoury, herbal and deftly balanced

Oct 3rd, 2016
Mick Eddy

I really like this wine. They only had two here, rarer import. Much love. Bellissimo

I really like this wine. They only had two here, rarer import. Much love. Bellissimo

Jul 26th, 2016