La Spinetta

Cà di Pian Barbera d'Asti

8.9579 ratings
8.860 pro ratings
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

Dark violet in color color. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, leather, violets, and vanilla. Juicy dark fruit on the palate with good acidity, fine grained tannin, and 14% alcohol. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels. Paired well with lasagna. $25.

Dark violet in color color. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, leather, violets, and vanilla. Juicy dark fruit on the palate with good acidity, fine grained tannin, and 14% alcohol. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels. Paired well with lasagna. $25.

Jul 26th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Just love the Rhino on the label! Ruby red with blue and black fruit aromas and earthy floral spices. The palate shows blackberry and cherry flavors with some oak and spice. Vivid acidity, soft tannins and earthy mineral notes on a medium+ finish.

Just love the Rhino on the label! Ruby red with blue and black fruit aromas and earthy floral spices. The palate shows blackberry and cherry flavors with some oak and spice. Vivid acidity, soft tannins and earthy mineral notes on a medium+ finish.

Sep 21st, 2017
Justin Gilman CSW, CSS

Juicy. Blue flower aromas with boysenberry, black cherry. Mild tannin. Opened 3/24/17

Juicy. Blue flower aromas with boysenberry, black cherry. Mild tannin. Opened 3/24/17

2 people found it helpfulMar 25th, 2017
Mark Pagliaro

Winemaker Stone & Key Cellars

9.1

Aromatic triple berry, cedar, cloves. Acid jumps from mid palette to finish with underlining flavors or blackberries, anise and complex tannins.

Aromatic triple berry, cedar, cloves. Acid jumps from mid palette to finish with underlining flavors or blackberries, anise and complex tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2019
Al Shikoh

Piedmont wine tasting: dark ruby • dried black cherries, strawberry, anise, herbs • high acidity, very prominent oak tannins, 14% ABV • made from sustainably farmed 100% Barbera aged in party new French oak barrels for 12 months

Piedmont wine tasting: dark ruby • dried black cherries, strawberry, anise, herbs • high acidity, very prominent oak tannins, 14% ABV • made from sustainably farmed 100% Barbera aged in party new French oak barrels for 12 months

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2019
Darren Dittrich

High QPR $18 Costco winner. At cooler temps, this leans towards a simple rich black-cherry wine, but at room temp it gains some backbone.

High QPR $18 Costco winner. At cooler temps, this leans towards a simple rich black-cherry wine, but at room temp it gains some backbone.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2019
James Forsyth

Blackberries, tar, violets. An attractive, fairly straightforward Barbera that shows more rottenness than one might expect from this vintage. Tasty.

Blackberries, tar, violets. An attractive, fairly straightforward Barbera that shows more rottenness than one might expect from this vintage. Tasty.

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2018
Scott E. Becker

[Tasted on December 6, 2018 at Trattoria Nero/Occhi in Tokyo]

Deep purple hue. Violet notes on nose. Blackberry, blueberry, violets, vanilla. Not overly complex, but an enjoyable wine with nice acidity which stood up well to Italian meats and cheeses.

[Tasted on December 6, 2018 at Trattoria Nero/Occhi in Tokyo]

Deep purple hue. Violet notes on nose. Blackberry, blueberry, violets, vanilla. Not overly complex, but an enjoyable wine with nice acidity which stood up well to Italian meats and cheeses.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2018
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

9.0

Big and sturdy with nice oak good length a little tarry 14% abv

Big and sturdy with nice oak good length a little tarry 14% abv

1 person found it helpfulJan 12th, 2017
Beau Carson

Great go to for an easy drinking Barbera.

Great go to for an easy drinking Barbera.

Feb 14th, 2017