Luciano Sandrone

Barbera d'Alba

9.0175 ratings
9.131 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Top Notes For
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.2

Moderate to low intensity and complexity on nose. Palate showed ripe red and black fruit with good density. Slight cooked note. Medium character. Edgy structure and lacked balance. Short finish. #sandrone #barbera #ctbucklinwine

Moderate to low intensity and complexity on nose. Palate showed ripe red and black fruit with good density. Slight cooked note. Medium character. Edgy structure and lacked balance. Short finish. #sandrone #barbera #ctbucklinwine

Jan 29th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

If you find yourself in Piedmont, Sandrone is a must visit. This 08 is just starting to come around. It still needed an hour plus in the decanter. The 08 starts with very dark cassis, dark cherries with light red red fruits bringing up the rear. There's eucalyptus, menthol, herbs, dark sweet spice, sweet soft leather, a presence of black licorice anise, used coffee grounds, black tea, dry dark florals, clove, tobacco leaf & a touch of nutmeg. There's nice structure, balance, length & acidity. The finish is polished, full w/ rich dark fruits that lasts a full minute. Still has 10+ years of good life. Paul T if your viewing, another solid bottle from Benchmark...still batting 1000.

If you find yourself in Piedmont, Sandrone is a must visit. This 08 is just starting to come around. It still needed an hour plus in the decanter. The 08 starts with very dark cassis, dark cherries with light red red fruits bringing up the rear. There's eucalyptus, menthol, herbs, dark sweet spice, sweet soft leather, a presence of black licorice anise, used coffee grounds, black tea, dry dark florals, clove, tobacco leaf & a touch of nutmeg. There's nice structure, balance, length & acidity. The finish is polished, full w/ rich dark fruits that lasts a full minute. Still has 10+ years of good life. Paul T if your viewing, another solid bottle from Benchmark...still batting 1000.

2 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2016
Daron Watson

nose somewhere btwn earthy & leathery, w cassis & herbs ~ razzles all over the palate!

nose somewhere btwn earthy & leathery, w cassis & herbs ~ razzles all over the palate!

2 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2016
Kevin Sidders

President VinConnect

8.8

Solid typical Barbera. Lots of oak, but good solid fruit profile. Tasty, and well-priced for the quality...

Solid typical Barbera. Lots of oak, but good solid fruit profile. Tasty, and well-priced for the quality...

2 people found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014
Stacy Markow

Black tea, olives, licorice. Great acidity. Needs food

Black tea, olives, licorice. Great acidity. Needs food

1 person found it helpfulNov 16th, 2014
Daniel P. Drake

This 2013 Sandrone Barbera d'Alba is a wonderful expression of the Barbera grape and Piedmont.

The notes of cherry, red raspberry, red currants, lavender, leather, green herbaceous notes, and damp soil.

On the palate is dark cherry, red raspberry, tart cranberry, plum, cassie and chewy wet soil.

This wine has a beautifully full mouth feel yet romantically seamless. There is medium + acidity with finely grained tannins that provides a good long finish.

This wine is not expensive and provides the sense of place on looks for in a more expensive nebbiolo. Have a great week and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

This 2013 Sandrone Barbera d'Alba is a wonderful expression of the Barbera grape and Piedmont.

The notes of cherry, red raspberry, red currants, lavender, leather, green herbaceous notes, and damp soil.

On the palate is dark cherry, red raspberry, tart cranberry, plum, cassie and chewy wet soil.

This wine has a beautifully full mouth feel yet romantically seamless. There is medium + acidity with finely grained tannins that provides a good long finish.

This wine is not expensive and provides the sense of place on looks for in a more expensive nebbiolo. Have a great week and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

May 16th, 2017
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.8

Deep color. Heavy extraction and tannin. Strangely green parsley or basil. While on that palate it seems riper. Big tannins. #barberadalba #italianwines

Deep color. Heavy extraction and tannin. Strangely green parsley or basil. While on that palate it seems riper. Big tannins. #barberadalba #italianwines

Sep 10th, 2016
Omar 'Nacho' Campos

Young, fresh, expressive, full of cherries and violets. Nicely rounded palate, integrated tannins

Young, fresh, expressive, full of cherries and violets. Nicely rounded palate, integrated tannins

Oct 17th, 2015
Ben Leger

Gorgeous barbera with aromatic blueberries laid out on a bed of violets and some dried herbs. Good tension. #barbera #foodwine #sandrone

Gorgeous barbera with aromatic blueberries laid out on a bed of violets and some dried herbs. Good tension. #barbera #foodwine #sandrone

Aug 3rd, 2015
Matt Young

Had at Scarpetta in Las Vegas. Not bad, although it was a little thin compared to typical Barberas. I've had better at lower price points.

Had at Scarpetta in Las Vegas. Not bad, although it was a little thin compared to typical Barberas. I've had better at lower price points.

Mar 18th, 2015