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 Vintage1996 Label 1 of 13 
TypeRed
ProducerProduttori del Barbaresco (web)
VarietyNebbiolo
DesignationRiserva
VineyardRio Sordo
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
SubRegionLanghe
AppellationBarbaresco

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2016 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 10 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by robs_r on 11/30/2014: Substantial browning, very tired on opening, some air helped. A very pleasent, fully integrated wine. Tannins fully resolved, bright acidity. Slightly past its peak. Drink now. very good plus only. (366 views)
 Tasted by Eric on 1/3/2013 & rated 89 points: Clean, classic. Fading color with a brown edge. Dusty, gentle, balsamic playing with notes of tar. Soft and silky. Lovely wine. (2617 views)
 Tasted by Happybob on 11/12/2009 & rated 91 points: Very nice. Has opened up from a couple of years ago. Not a massive wine, but great structure and integrated tannins. Somewhat explosive and great medium dark fruit. Much like a good pinot noir with more structure - possibly like a pretty good Burgundy but with somewhat different (nebbiolo) fruit. (2286 views)
 Tasted by Papies on 10/11/2009 & rated 90 points: Had at the great antica torre tratoria in Barbaresco to finish our Piedmonte trip. well into its prime with a brownish red colour. A bit of rioja harshness/barnishness but still an enjoyable bottle. (2314 views)
 Tasted by Diane (LI) on 9/12/2009: Darker than I expected with a slight brickish hue. Pretty with floral and earthy aromas. On the palate, there was a mix of floral, leather, and cherry, with dark cherries showing stronger on the lovely finish. An excellent choice with the delicious food at Felidia. (2450 views)
 Tasted by 1800kidney on 9/24/2007 & rated 92 points: Lovely Barbaresco from the Produttori, complex fruits, plums and black cherries, hint of mint in the finish.
tannins are turning velvety, 11 years well spent in the bottle: Bottegga, recruit dinner (2845 views)
 Tasted by BABA on 10/8/2006 & rated 90 points: Light garnet, with large orange rim. Not very intense but charming aromas of: jam, earth, violet, musk, white pepper, tar. After 5 or 6 hours in the glass, you can recognize some hint of rust. Medium body, sweet on the palate, but a little short in flavour. Nicely tannic and pleasant with food , but on the whole, a quite simple wine. Drink it up. (1651 views)
 Tasted by carlwhat on 6/17/2006 & rated 92 points: good classic traditional barbaresco.... aging very nicely... (2038 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 12/25/2004 & rated 89 points: [Garlic pizza, meatballs] Decanted for ~1 hr. Mild red fruit and anise on the nose. On the palate, burnt orange, clove, cherry burst, tannins. As expected less fruit than the '97 Rio Sordo; found the '97 more distinctive. Cleaner (and IMO preferable) compared to the '96 Asili that I had last night. (2451 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, November/December 2000, Issue #93
(Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, November/December 1998, Issue #81
(Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo) Subscribe to see review text.
NOTE: Scores and reviews are the property of Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar. (manage subscription channels)

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Produttori del Barbaresco

Producer website

Nebbiolo

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Nebbiolo on CellarTracker

Rio Sordo

Single vineyard near the town Barbaresco. Details on weinlagen.info

Italy

Italian Wines (ItalianMade.com, The Italian Trade Commission) | Italian Wine Guide on the WineDoctor

Piedmont

Vignaioli Piemontesi (Italian only)

Langhe

Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Roero | Union of Producers of Albese Wines (Albeisa)

Barbaresco

Geographical details of the DOCG down to single vineyards. The vineyards belonging to the comune Barbaresco can be found here

 
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