Produttori del Barbaresco

Riserva Montestefano Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.2286 ratings
9.271 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Chris MacLean

In the zone

In the zone

Sep 13th, 2023
Kirsten Spalding

Dried figs, cherries, and oregano. The tannins aren’t super overwhelming on the palette— this Nebbiolo has definitely been softened. Pair with pets for a Cirneco dell’Etna.

Dried figs, cherries, and oregano. The tannins aren’t super overwhelming on the palette— this Nebbiolo has definitely been softened. Pair with pets for a Cirneco dell’Etna.

Apr 20th, 2023
Darren Dittrich

Delicious. Still tight, hold if you can. Should you lose patience like me, you will still be rewarded with perfectly balanced notes of star anise, ripe cherry, herbs, sandalwood, and rose petals. Super chewy for sure, but wonderful, especially with pasta.

Delicious. Still tight, hold if you can. Should you lose patience like me, you will still be rewarded with perfectly balanced notes of star anise, ripe cherry, herbs, sandalwood, and rose petals. Super chewy for sure, but wonderful, especially with pasta.

Mar 5th, 2021
Nniccolò Contenta

Just opening up still fresh And big structure. Secondary aromas coming around but still fresh cherry mint liquorish . Tasted next to 2014 montestefano

Just opening up still fresh And big structure. Secondary aromas coming around but still fresh cherry mint liquorish . Tasted next to 2014 montestefano

Oct 17th, 2019
Jay Kline

Originally, I only planned to pour the De Forville, the Roccalini and the Paitin but it just didn't seem right to host a Barbaresco class and not have a Produttori in the mix. So, I pulled this from the cellar as a bonus. Boy, am I glad I did. On the pop and pour, this had a striking burnt rubber smell; like from a pencil eraser. This blew off after a few minutes however and became sensational with the most perfect expression of Montmorency cherries, tar, and crushed rock. The 2009 Produttori "Montestefano" is so balanced and yet incredibly powerful. It also remains powerfully tannic. The finish is remarkably long; lasting well over two minutes. This is still very primary and would benefit for continued cellar time. Wow...I love this wine. This will drink well for decades to come. Bottle No. 12202. Bravo!

Originally, I only planned to pour the De Forville, the Roccalini and the Paitin but it just didn't seem right to host a Barbaresco class and not have a Produttori in the mix. So, I pulled this from the cellar as a bonus. Boy, am I glad I did. On the pop and pour, this had a striking burnt rubber smell; like from a pencil eraser. This blew off after a few minutes however and became sensational with the most perfect expression of Montmorency cherries, tar, and crushed rock. The 2009 Produttori "Montestefano" is so balanced and yet incredibly powerful. It also remains powerfully tannic. The finish is remarkably long; lasting well over two minutes. This is still very primary and would benefit for continued cellar time. Wow...I love this wine. This will drink well for decades to come. Bottle No. 12202. Bravo!

Mar 24th, 2019
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.5

Mag

Mag

Jan 22nd, 2019
Tracy Hall

Really expressive, integrated and smooth. Mouth coating with a nice finish.

Really expressive, integrated and smooth. Mouth coating with a nice finish.

Feb 11th, 2018
Jason

Winemaker Futo Wines

9.4

Excellent tonight. Nice evolution since my last bottle, and just starting to hint at secondary development. Pixilated raspberry floral shadings, offset by a dark mineral core. Length and class. 2019-2023

Excellent tonight. Nice evolution since my last bottle, and just starting to hint at secondary development. Pixilated raspberry floral shadings, offset by a dark mineral core. Length and class. 2019-2023

Aug 19th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Bright. Hints of peppermint. Cherry jam.

Bright. Hints of peppermint. Cherry jam.

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2021
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.5

Ripe, bold and very intense, great mouth feel. Silky and refined. I think this is one of the Top Crus this year.,CB 95+ This Asili is one of finest ever made.

Ripe, bold and very intense, great mouth feel. Silky and refined. I think this is one of the Top Crus this year.,CB 95+ This Asili is one of finest ever made.

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2016