La Spinetta

Cà di Pian Barbera d'Asti

8.9502 ratings
8.850 pro ratings
Asti, 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
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

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2017
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
Vincent Seufert

Haven't had wine from this producer in a long time. Bright red fruit in balance with the wood and tannins. Perfect for a tuesday dinner.

Haven't had wine from this producer in a long time. Bright red fruit in balance with the wood and tannins. Perfect for a tuesday dinner.

May 11th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.8

Sweet red fruit scented and positively ripe, with clever oak treatment. Not really complex, but honest and more-ish.

Sweet red fruit scented and positively ripe, with clever oak treatment. Not really complex, but honest and more-ish.

Oct 2nd, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

9.0

Big and solid oak in asti

Big and solid oak in asti

May 21st, 2015
Brash Higgins

2008-Still good acid, lost some of that Barbera juicy plummy fruit, lighter cherry, but still a good steak wine, hard to beat for $50

2008-Still good acid, lost some of that Barbera juicy plummy fruit, lighter cherry, but still a good steak wine, hard to beat for $50

Mar 19th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.4

Earthy rustic a little funk no detected oak

Earthy rustic a little funk no detected oak

Feb 26th, 2015
Adam Mahler

Oak. Like, lots of crazy, unbalanced unnecessary oak. And in a barbera d'asti, so, heartbreaking.

Oak. Like, lots of crazy, unbalanced unnecessary oak. And in a barbera d'asti, so, heartbreaking.

Feb 12th, 2015
Chad Walsh

A bit overwrought, but appropriate for pizza

A bit overwrought, but appropriate for pizza

Dec 27th, 2014
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

8.9

Really solid bottle of this classic wine. Before anyone says that Spinetta is a modernist, I am not arguing. However, after this many years, this is now a classic from Asti. The acid, cherry, lactic qualities of this wine just sang with a bacon cheese dip.

Really solid bottle of this classic wine. Before anyone says that Spinetta is a modernist, I am not arguing. However, after this many years, this is now a classic from Asti. The acid, cherry, lactic qualities of this wine just sang with a bacon cheese dip.

Dec 17th, 2014