Luigi Giordano

Cavanna Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.1117 ratings
9.118 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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9.2

The 2016 Barbaresco Cavanna is bold, punchy and full of character. I suppose technically, the Cavanna is a bit rustic, but there is just so much personality in the glass that I am willing to look past some of the more angular contours. Readers will find a deep, vibrant, old-school Barbaresco that offers a good bit of intensity as well as brawn. A burst of red berry fruit, iron, cedar, smoke and anise punctuates the substantial, super-expressive finish. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020)

The 2016 Barbaresco Cavanna is bold, punchy and full of character. I suppose technically, the Cavanna is a bit rustic, but there is just so much personality in the glass that I am willing to look past some of the more angular contours. Readers will find a deep, vibrant, old-school Barbaresco that offers a good bit of intensity as well as brawn. A burst of red berry fruit, iron, cedar, smoke and anise punctuates the substantial, super-expressive finish. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2020)

Oct 23rd, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Nose is average. Tar, roses, pretty balanced and serene. Juicy. Good fruit. Long. Not bad.

Nose is average. Tar, roses, pretty balanced and serene. Juicy. Good fruit. Long. Not bad.

Feb 4th, 2020
Michael Herzog

Brett. Leather, leather, and barnyard with a hint of sour cherry.

Brett. Leather, leather, and barnyard with a hint of sour cherry.

Jun 21st, 2017
Miguel Ostrowski

So young but give it time and it's definitely rewarding! Great value for a Cru site!

So young but give it time and it's definitely rewarding! Great value for a Cru site!

May 20th, 2016
Liz Hale

All it needs is a crown and a scepter- this is one aristocratic bottle.

All it needs is a crown and a scepter- this is one aristocratic bottle.

Feb 26th, 2016
Kuan Lim

Fresh herb, Violet mixed with incense on the nose.
Very unique Barbaresco from Cavanna !!!

Fresh herb, Violet mixed with incense on the nose.
Very unique Barbaresco from Cavanna !!!

Jan 31st, 2016
Lauren Harner

Crazy QPR

Crazy QPR

Nov 13th, 2015
Jeff Burrows

Lovely wine. Closed on day 1, not surprising given its youth. Day 2, lovely nose, nice flavor and tannins are there but controlled. Will enjoy watching other bottles evolve if I can keep my hands off them!

Lovely wine. Closed on day 1, not surprising given its youth. Day 2, lovely nose, nice flavor and tannins are there but controlled. Will enjoy watching other bottles evolve if I can keep my hands off them!

May 15th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.1

One of the tip crus but unknown by most

One of the tip crus but unknown by most

May 14th, 2014
Iwan

Tar, roses, grippy tannins. I assume this will age well for many years..

Tar, roses, grippy tannins. I assume this will age well for many years..

Mar 23rd, 2021