La Spinetta

Cà di Pian Barbera d'Asti

8.830 ratings
8.95 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
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
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
Shawn Thompson

Dark, only indigo colour with notes of black currant, dark plum and tobacco. Continues to be a stand out, high value, Italian red.

Dark, only indigo colour with notes of black currant, dark plum and tobacco. Continues to be a stand out, high value, Italian red.

Dec 30th, 2018
Keith Lazere

Heavy. Acidic. Stone fruit.

Heavy. Acidic. Stone fruit.

Dec 28th, 2018
Vicente Piedrahita

Easy and lovely

Easy and lovely

Dec 16th, 2018
CookDrinkFeast

Fantastic with a tomahawk ribeye.

Fantastic with a tomahawk ribeye.

Oct 20th, 2018
Martijn

Wait a year or two. Nice potential!

Wait a year or two. Nice potential!

Oct 9th, 2018
Justin Francis

As the varietal suggests, this is dark and smooth, very enjoyable

As the varietal suggests, this is dark and smooth, very enjoyable

May 28th, 2018