La Spinetta

Cà di Pian Barbera d'Asti

8.992 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
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

2 people found it helpfulMar 25th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Just love the Rhino on the label! Ruby red with blue and black fruit aromas and woodsy spices. The palate focuses on the fruit and shows plum and cherry flavors with some oak and spice. Vivid acidity, smooth tannins and mineral hits on the medium finish.

Just love the Rhino on the label! Ruby red with blue and black fruit aromas and woodsy spices. The palate focuses on the fruit and shows plum and cherry flavors with some oak and spice. Vivid acidity, smooth tannins and mineral hits on the medium finish.

Jul 16th, 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
Martin Bergo

Darker ruby color with hint of brownred tint; dark fruit dominated by cherries, some dried ripasso grape on the nose; very intense alcoholly, high acid on the palate, especially midpalate, tight unevolved and with some new oak, medium-short finish. Their Barbaresco, at twice the price, was thrice the better.

Darker ruby color with hint of brownred tint; dark fruit dominated by cherries, some dried ripasso grape on the nose; very intense alcoholly, high acid on the palate, especially midpalate, tight unevolved and with some new oak, medium-short finish. Their Barbaresco, at twice the price, was thrice the better.

Oct 10th, 2014
Alexandra Albin

A staple favorite! A Great Wine! Dry and yummy!

A staple favorite! A Great Wine! Dry and yummy!

Sep 26th, 2017
Andrew Schirmer

Lovely barbera, with a depth we rarely encounter with this varietal. Tannins, a bit of oak, and gorgeous fruit. This sings.

Lovely barbera, with a depth we rarely encounter with this varietal. Tannins, a bit of oak, and gorgeous fruit. This sings.

Aug 13th, 2017
michelle bonczek

Smooth, dry. Dark fruit forward. Black cherry. Smooth mouth feel.

Smooth, dry. Dark fruit forward. Black cherry. Smooth mouth feel.

Apr 28th, 2017
Shawn Thompson

A very drinkable Italian red with a serious side. Dark, inky colour with balanced tannins, medium acidity and notes of stewed plums, blackberries and tobacco. A really great value.

A very drinkable Italian red with a serious side. Dark, inky colour with balanced tannins, medium acidity and notes of stewed plums, blackberries and tobacco. A really great value.

Apr 10th, 2017
Sindy Wise

Wet soil, berries, floral, and pumpkin pie aromatics with blackberry tannic finish. #italy

Wet soil, berries, floral, and pumpkin pie aromatics with blackberry tannic finish. #italy

Mar 25th, 2017
Michael Swenson

Very dark yet light body, juicy turns almost sour before revealing earthy flavor. Very nice

Very dark yet light body, juicy turns almost sour before revealing earthy flavor. Very nice

Dec 5th, 2016