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Red

1999 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Monferrato Pin

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5/20/2015 - beej Likes this wine: NR

A bit more prune and must on the nose but the fruit and structure explode along w a spicy but not hot feeling on the tongue.
Gonna let the last bottle or two go a bit longer. Nice to continue enjoying this value.

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2014 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Il Rosé di Casanova Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/20/2015 - Neecies Likes this wine: 87 points

Dry and crisp with lovely fruit. Will probably be one of my favorites this summer.

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Red

2003 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Asti Superiore (Bionzo)

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5/19/2015 - R Z Likes this wine: 92 points

Opened a bottle that was purchased on release and kept in storage 10 years. Fabulous concentration, secondary flavors have developed, fruit still delicious. Lots of sediment has dropped out. This wine is in a great place right now. The oak and extracted fruit that were predominant in the earlier years after release have settled into a much more integrated, compelling wine.

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Red

2008 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barolo Vürsù Vigneto Campè

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5/15/2015 - DrZett wrote: 90 points

Nice classic Barolo, but i don't see more than 90 points yet but it has a lot of aging potential. We opened the bottle 4 hours before drinking and tasted it from time to time, it improved a lot. Will open the next bottle in 5 years.

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Red

2006 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Asti Cà di Pian

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5/13/2015 - El_Toro Likes this wine: 90 points

I very strong and heavy barbera. Typical Rivetti style of the past years. His style is getting more elegant now. This wine still tastes young. Needs to be decanted. On the palate cherry, tar and plums. Peak in 1-2 years.

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Rosť

2014 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Il Rosé di Casanova Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

5/8/2015 - montepulciano man Likes this wine: NR

this is good.not some nothing rose. Drink it

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Red

1997 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Vürsù Vigneto Gallina

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12/13/2014 - Frege wrote: NR

W. Alec

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Red

2010 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Starderi

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5/8/2015 - Rexel Likes this wine: 94 points

Cherry, wet stone, tobacco and funky smell that i can't regonize. Taste has cherry, milk choclate, pepper. Dry hard tannins, high acidity and long aftertaste. Really good but to young, need several years to come togheter but i like it a lot!

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Red

2010 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Il Nero di Casanova Toscana IGT

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5/3/2015 - Jvanwinkle Likes this wine: 89 points

After opening the tannins dominated and only a little bit of the dark fruit flavors were there. Decanted for about 2 hours which allowed the tannins to soften and the wine to come together. Ripe, dark fruit flavors come through on this structured wine. More powerful than many "rosso" Toscanas, may benefit from another year or two in bottle.

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Red

2003 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Alba Gallina

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5/6/2015 - BVal wrote: 88 points

Color: opaque, inky black core -> dark, fairly dense ruby/garnet rim. Very reticent bouquet that took a lot of swirling and coaxing (and time) to develop. Sour cherries, iodine, minerals, roasted meat and a somewhat metallic element coming through; complex but tough. The palate follows suit: good medium-bodied wine but austere and too hard for its own good. Rough tannins (still) and a medium-to-short finish. At 12 years of age, this should be in its window of peak drinkability but I fear this will never quite come together. A serviceable wine but it lacks charm.

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Red

2008 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Langhe Nebbiolo

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2/13/2015 - Magners wrote: NR

A little dry on the fruit and also some bitter tannins in the end. Fresh and concentrated but too much oak for my palate. Maybe a little too old also.

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Red

2004 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Sassontino Toscana IGT

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5/3/2015 - robertek wrote: 91 points

Mature and good.

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Red

2010 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Asti Cà di Pian

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5/2/2015 - moneder Likes this wine: 89 points

Dense, fairly complex and expressive nose of blueberry, iron, overripe fruit. Very balanced palate. Tannins are very soft. Delicious.

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Red

1997 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Vürsù Vigneto Starderi

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4/30/2015 - CHINACAT wrote: 89 points

Dark ruby color and fairly clear. Earthy nose. Tasted ripe and very smooth, but the fruit is beginning to fade. Drink up.

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Red

1999 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Alba Gallina

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4/30/2015 - EirikM wrote: 91 points

A deep, brooding and powerful wine, which drinks well now. Shows best with food as this takes the edge off the rather high alcohol and pronounced oak. On the other hand, the tannins have softened and don't intrude much beyond providing firm grip. Mushroom and liqueur-filled chocolate complement the fruit and wood and add up to good complexity. Whereas there is nice maturity developing here, there's also still a juicy quality to the wine, which I think is important for the overall balance.

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Red

2006 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Il Colorino di Casanova Toscana IGT

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4/29/2015 - StefanAkiko Likes this wine: 92 points

Stunningly great wine with wife's cooking and delicious/interesting by itself.

Eye: Red with a slightly browning rim.
Nose: Big. Sour cherries and a light maturity check pop out.
It feels like a very attractive mix of artificial flavouring and old style traditions. We had a long talk about the nose here and found only positive words. Aromas include milk-chocolate, leather, dry tea-leaves, strawberry and tiny tar.
Mouth: Medium bodied, complex, elegant, pure and balanced. Tannins M++ and Acids M++ carry each other entirely for food and post food pleasures. Long, intrinsic, tingling and unbelievably appealing. With a bit more maturity and umpa-umpa, this would have reached VERY high!

Wife's excellent cooking: pork-kimchi-vegetables stew, wagyu (garlic, soy, black pepper) and rice with natto.
Wife: 94p
Will continue to improve. Our last btl. QPR from another planet.

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Red

2007 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Alba Gallina

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4/26/2015 - VinVet Likes this wine: 93 points

Dark fruit nose with raisin notes. Dark dried fruit palate with perfectly balnced acidity, tannins and fruit. Yum!!

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Red

2001 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Vürsù Vigneto Starderi

Nebbiolo more

4/25/2015 - Nanda Likes this wine: 92 points

With 90 minutes of air, this is in a wonderful spot right now. On the modern side of the Piedmont spectrum, but I didn't find this out of balance or overt in fruit or oak. Nose has black cherry, floral and dried herbs. Palate is medium weight with plush fruit and sweet, gentle tannin. More herbs and some tar, smoke notes. Good balancing acidity leaves a weightless feel. Not the most complex nebbiolo and I don't figure this gets much better from here. A pleasurable wine in a peak plateau.

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Red

2010 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Asti Cà di Pian

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4/26/2015 - Jcalvin3 Likes this wine: 89 points

Balanced. Somewhat young with dark fruit and spiciness which softened on the finish.

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White - Sparkling

2013 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia

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4/26/2015 - the godfather wrote: NR

This was pretty nice

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Red

2001 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Vürsù Vigneto Starderi

Nebbiolo more

4/25/2015 - Vino Me wrote: 86 points

Opened on Cousins night. Signs of some seepage with a soft cork (although it came out in one piece). This bottle tasted much older than the other 3 bottles of this that I've had. Dusty with wet earth and currant notes. Mild tannins. 86 points.

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White

2010 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Vermentino Casanova della Spinetta Toscana IGT

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4/20/2015 - SeattlePaul wrote: 88 points

Pleasant Sunday wine. Complex green notes but not offensive ones at that. A little harsh on the acid maybe.

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Red

2007 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Chianti Riserva Casanova

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/18/2015 - Christine Havens wrote: 87 points

While there is lots of complexity to be found in the 2007 La Spinetta Chianti Riserva Casanova, but individual elements come across as slightly underripe. Aromas of Black olives, saddle leather, roasted bell pepper, black cherries, smoke and burning embers fill out the nose. On the palate, it's mid-weight, but there is little in the way of fruit, save for a dab of blackberry jelly. Earthy notes give way to tobacco and dried herbs, echoing a repeating chorus of the greener tones found on the nose.

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Rosť

2014 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Il Rosé di Casanova Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

4/14/2015 - rlove wrote: 86 points

Quite pale in color. Florals and straw on the nose. Crisp. Drink now.

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Red

2003 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barolo Vürsù Vigneto Campè

Nebbiolo more

4/14/2015 - fremont Likes this wine: NR

Dinner in Italy.

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