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2004 La Spinetta Italian (Piedmont) Red "Bionzo – Barbera d’Asti Superiore"

Winery: La Spinetta

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bionzo – Barbera d’Asti Superiore"

Wine Category: Italian (Piedmont) Red

Grape blend: 100% Barbera

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Barbera d'Asti Superiore

State or country: Italy

Price: $48

Cases produced: 2,915

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: September 7, 2007

Wine Review: I recently had dinner with friends at Il Capriccio in Waltham, MA. We enjoyed an array of tasty Barberas over the course of the evening. This La Spinetta offering opened up the evening on the right foot. This rich inky purple wine opens with a pronounced blackberry and cassis like bouquet. On the palate, this medium to full bodied wine is smooth, well balanced, and has plum like flavors. The finish is dry, moderately tannic, and sails on for a very long time. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: dark ruby red. Bouquet: dense, with scents that remind of blackberry and mint flower Taste: full bodied, fresh with tannins and good acidity, long finish Pairings: strong, soft cheeses, wild game and all types of red meat

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