Single Vineyard Barbaresco Tasting

12 Apr Single Vineyard Barbaresco Tasting

Barbaresco Sale

Saturday, April 16
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

These single vineyard Barbaresci are a great demonstration of how grapes vary with tiny geographic changes. The grapes from these wines are from the same region, grown by the same producer, just in different vineyard sites. Sample some of these Saturdayand learn why this producer chooses to preserve the character of each vineyard in its own bottling.

“The 2011 Barbarescos are racy and seductive. The richness and intensity of the year are perceptible… the wines retain plenty of site-specific signatures.”
Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media

2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Reserva Asiliproduttori
On Sale $49.99
The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is one of the most refined wines in this range. Here the fruit shows more distinctly red-toned notes, with plenty of Asili creaminess, silkiness and overall texture, not to mention considerable density. There is plenty of Asili sexiness and radiance, but at the same time, there is also more tannin and overall brightness than I expected. Not that those things are bad. Far from it. I imagine the 2011 will reward readers with many years of exceptional drinking. This is one of the most polished wines in the range of 2011 Riservas. Then again, it’s Asili.
95 Points, Vinous Media

2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Reserva Montefico
On Sale $49.99
The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Montefico is another of the highlights in this range from the Produttori. Imagine the precision of Ovello, but with slightly darker fruit and more density and power through the middle. That’s the Montefico. A regal, towering Barbaresco, the Montefico should provide thrilling drinking for the next several decades. A rush of dark cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and tobacco add nuance on the powerful, structured finish.
95 Points, Vinous Media

2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Reserva Montestafano
On Sale $49.99
The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano is one of the least expressive of these wines. Inward, powerful and explosive, the 2011 is not in a mood to show much today, that is pretty clear. Still, there is an obvious energy here that is impossible to miss. A firm spine of tannin gives the wine much of its signature power. Dark red cherry, smoke, pomegranate and scorched earth blossom on the dramatic finish. A wine of real density and gravitas, the 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano stands out for its pure, unbridled energy and overall intensity.
94 Points, Vinous Media

nebbiolo2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Reserva Ovello
On Sale $49.99
The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello, from one of the coolest zones in Barbaresco, is superb. Here it is the wine’s precision and energy – both hard to come by in 2011 – that really stand out. Pine, mint, chalk, bright red berries, blood orange and white pepper are some of the signatures in a brilliant, finely-cut Barbaresco that captures the best of both the vintage and this site. Don’t miss it!
94+ Points, Vinous Media

2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Reserva Pajé
On Sale $49.99
One of the highlights in this range, the 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Pajè is also one of the most classic of these 2011 Riservas. Beams of underlying acidity and minerality give the flavors considerable thrust and brightness. Sweet mentholated notes wrap around a core of plush, red-fleshed plum and pomegranate fruit, leading to a brisk, refreshing finish. What is left to say? The 2011 Pajè is absolutely gorgeous. It’s as simple as that. Pajè is one of the cooler micro-climates the Produttori work with, and that was a help in 2011.
95 Points, Vinous Media

2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Reserva Rabaja
On Sale $49.99, $104.99 1.5L
The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà is quite backward today, with intense, salivating tannins that cut through the fruit. The trademark Rabajà balsamic flavor profile is there, with notable darkness and plenty of structure that add complexity to a core of crystalline fruit. Energetic and powerful, with searing tannin and exceptional balance, the Rabajà is going to require considerable patience. The only question is how much.
95+ Points, Vinous Media