La Spinetta Barbaresco DOCG "Vigneto Gallina" 2006 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 93] [RP 91] [ST 90+]

La Spinetta Barbaresco DOCG "Vigneto Gallina" 2006
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 93] [RP 91] [ST 90+]

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About the Winery:
The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians then, he dreamed of returning a rich man, perhaps even one day able to make great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe “Pin” did.

In 1985 La Spinetta made its first red wine, and acclaim soon followed as owner / winemaker Giorgio Rivetti's magic touch with Nebbiolo took the world by storm. He produces approachable yet age-worthy wines that capture the attention of wine critics and consumers year in and year out with their opulence, concentration, aromatics and length. Whatever Giorgio touches turns to gold as his Barbarescos and Barolos are the Ne Plus Ultra of their category, as confirmed by Wine Spectator Magazine and Wine Advocate.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A fabulous nose of Christmas pudding, plum and lemongrass leads to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and beautiful fruit. Best after 2012. 960 cases made." –JS (Sep 30, 2009)

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2006 Barbaresco Vigneto Gallina opens with sexy, super-ripe aromas that continue on to the palate, where the wine reveals a gorgeous core of ripe red fruit. This is an especially elegant Gallina with tons of length and a finessed close. The 2006 Gallina will be hard to resist in its youth, but in a few years’ time the tannins should soften a touch, bringing the wine into even better balance. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2009)

90+ Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Medium red. Aromatic, expressive aromas of cherry, rose petal, orange peel and minerals. Juicy, bright and gripping, but still in a distinctly fruity style. Substantial building tannins coat the teeth and give the finish a youthfully aggressive quality. Following the Bordini, this seems quite closed today." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec '09)

94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2005 vintage):

"Complex aromas of plum, citrus fruit and dried mushroom follow through to a full body, with ripe, velvety tannins and a long, fruity finish. This is tannic as well. So give it some bottle age. Has impressive concentration. Best after 2012. 950 cases made." –JS (Sep 30, 2008)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2005 vintage):
"The 2005 Barbaresco Gallina is an especially successful wine in this vintage. A soft, caressing core of fruit provides striking balance to the wine’s tannins. Notes of super-ripe red cherries, sweet herbs, roses and toasted oak emerge from this medium-bodied Barbaresco. As is usually the case, the Gallina is the most forward of the Spinetta Barbarescos, and this is a beautiful effort, particularly in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2008)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2005 vintage):
"Vigneto Gallina is a refined and elegant wine that boldly unveils a determined personality and specific aromas of spice, black fruit, licorice and a touch of smoked bacon. The wine is compact and fresh with lingering tones of smoke and berry fruit and an extra long finish." —M.L. (4/1/2009)

91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2005 vintage):
"Medium red. Enticing, perfumed aromas of rose petal, strawberry, raspberry and sexy oak spices. Lovely aromatic Barbaresco with a light touch for a wine from this producer. Suave, floral and spicy." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec '07)

94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2004 vintage):

"Intense aromas of fresh mushroom turn to blackberry and plum, even meadow flowers. Full-bodied, big and soft, with loads of fruit and character. Caresses the palate. Best after 2012. 960 cases made." –JS (Dec 15, 2007)

93 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2004 vintage):
"Good medium red. Sexy, complex aromas of strawberry liqueur, raspberry, iris, truffle, chocolate, mocha and menthol. Suave on entry, then full, lush, sweet and seamless in the middle palate, with subtle floral lift contributing to the impression of definition. Strong in extract and quite fine-grained in spite of its thickness. Finishes impressively long, with very suave tannins." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov/Dec '07)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2004 vintage):
"The 2004 Barbaresco Gallina opens with the hallmark Spinetta super-ripe aromatics. Unlike past recent vintages, it has plenty of stuffing to fill out its frame, with generous sweet fruit, spices, coffee beans and truffles that flow from the glass. It offers outstanding persistence and a long, caressing finish, even if it isn’t as vibrant as the estate’s other 2004 Barbarescos. It should be the first wine of these 2004 Barbarescos to reach maturity. This is a terrific effort from Rivetti. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2007)