2006 La Spinetta Italian (Piedmont) Red "Ca di Pian Barbara di Asti"
Winery: La Spinetta
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ca di Pian Barbara di Asti"
Wine Category: Italian (Piedmont) Red
Grape blend: 100% Barbera
Region: Barbera d'Asti
State or country: Italy
Cases produced: 8,400
KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: April 17, 2009
Wine Review: This wine opens with a pleasant cherry bouquet with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth, and balanced with juicy red cherry flavors. There is also a touch of light oak on the back palate. The finish is dry and its managed tannins are nicely extended. This wine was well received by our group. They would pair it with a red ragu sauce based meal. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Ruby red with purple reflections. Its bouquet is intense, with scents reminding of red cherry, blueberry and cassis. Its fresh and fruity with nice acidity, good balance of tannins and acidity. Pair with all kinds of appetizers and soft cheeses.
Organic status: not organic
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