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Red

1997 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Starderi

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6/28/2015 - mamagnuson Likes this wine: 91 points

Drinking very well.

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White - Sparkling

2008 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia

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2/22/2010 - andrewstevenson.com wrote: 87 points

Good, fresh muscat nose. Quite foamy in the mouth. A good example.

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Rosť

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

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

6/26/2015 - wolfonthehill Likes this wine: 87 points

Very pale, almost yellowish. A bit too bitter. But crisp and enjoyable on a hot summer afternoon.

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Red

2010 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Asti Superiore (Bionzo)

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6/24/2015 - RichardP wrote: 92 points

Eucalyptus and a hint of band-aid on the nose. On the palate, black cherry, blackberry, and prune, with a black pepper note and strong acidity on the medium to long finish. This is an "international style" wine, and I would have had difficulty identifying the variety blind -- Barbera probably would not have come to mind -- but it is undeniably appealing and well-made wine. This is very good for what it is, but if you are looking for a unique expression of Barbera that is sensitive to its terroir, look somewhere else.

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Red

2009 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barolo Vigneto Garretti

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6/22/2015 - tfesmgk wrote: 87 points

Pretty bland even the second day. Disappointing for a normally wonderful wine.

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Red

2008 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Langhe Nebbiolo

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6/21/2015 - pswe Likes this wine: 88 points

Still relatively young nose. Colour is well matured. Well integrated with a powerful touch. Not sure more ageing will bring that much more, but on the other hand no signs of passing its' peak either. Enjoyable!

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Red

1999 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Riserva Vürsù Vigneto Valeirano

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6/11/2015 - Ramberg wrote: 95 points

My blind guess was Gaja and Barbaresco.
It was not.
Nose is quite oak dominated, but showing very fine wood.
Toasty oak, oak spices, coffee, cedar, herbs, tar with a touch of fine stable, leather and lovely mushrooms and truffles.
Deep and complex, with clear signs of first maturity and expensive oak.
Palate shows high acidity, with tart red berries mixed with fat cherries, fine gritty tannins, spices.
A long finish.
This is the finest La Spinetta wine I have had.
A really good effort from a producer I normally are not all that impressed about.
This however was a really fine bottle.
In a sweet spot right now.
Ended up as wine of the night in tonight’s blind tasting, after first round of votes.

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Red

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

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6/17/2015 - Charogers Likes this wine: 87 points

Good. Not overbearing but characteristic of the grape - fruit and acid combine well to achieve a fair balance.

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Red

2006 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barolo Vürsù Vigneto Campè

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6/16/2015 - Henry Miller Likes this wine: 95 points

On the elegant side, with perfectly integrated tannins, and a voluptuous mouthfeel. Dark exotic berry fruit with a tiny touch of sour cherry and rose petals, giving way to a Pinot-like layered complexity on the clean and soft and gently spicy finish. This bottling may very well have begun the recent trend in these wines towards more ethereal elegance and medium-weight textures and flavors.

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Red

2004 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Vürsù Vigneto Gallina

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6/13/2015 - Collector1855 wrote: 93 points

Italian tasting dinner. Medium-light garnet. Expressive nose of menthol, leather, rose petals, tar with red fruit and a touch earth. Medium palate with good density and energy. Tannins could be more refined. Medium finish.

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Red

1999 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Riserva Vürsù Vigneto Valeirano

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6/11/2015 - Patrik H Likes this wine: 97 points

On the nose, roses, tar, violets, licorice, menthol, rosted almonds, truffles and some bear adhesive. a nose with a lot to discover
On the palate, tobacco, licorice, nice fine tannins with a hint of strawberries and raspberries.
Long finish

WOTN blind. A real surprise

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Red

1999 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Riserva Vürsù Vigneto Valeirano

Nebbiolo more

6/12/2015 - MWiking wrote: 96 points

näsa: tryffel mull skog och dofter av en lite äldre barolo lakrids, rosor, nypon.
Vinet har en härlig smak med skön mörk frukt viss mognad men ändå ungt, rosor mull hallon jordbubbar. Härliga taniner.
Oväntat bra.

96-97

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Red

2005 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Alba Gallina

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6/11/2015 - capacious Likes this wine: 90 points

If the only Piemonte you drink come from the house of the rhino, you could do much worse. Having visited la spinetta I have a special feel for their wines, and this Barbara shines.

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Red

2000 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barolo Vürsù Vigneto Campè

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3/27/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

Contratto / La Spinetta Visit (Canelli, Italy): Dark core, dull purple, paler rim but not showing a ton of age; tar, dark cherry, dried roses, very ripe almost raisin, licorice, anise, pure, still youthful, only showing some secondary nuances; rich and full, black currant, black cherry, liqueur like sappiness, menthol, still a pleasant grip; this is normally not my style but this was delicious.

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Red

2004 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Sezzana Riserva Toscana IGT

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

3/27/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: NR

Contratto / La Spinetta Visit (Canelli, Italy): Served to us blind; 95% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino, held 10 years before being released; opaque core with thin reddish violet rim; big, ripe, aged, strong sandalwood, inky, tar; very sweet dark fruit, palate is less tannic than Nebbiolo, brooding, very ripe, some raisin, tobacco, drying tannin; fully mature so I wouldn't wait much longer on this.

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Red

2004 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barolo Vürsù Vigneto Campè

Nebbiolo more

3/27/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: NR

Contratto / La Spinetta Visit (Canelli, Italy): Dark garnet core with dull garnet rim; very similar character as the 2010 on the nose, a baby, sweet dark cherry, sandalwood, herbs, white truffle, violets/roses, slight cocoa; still youthful on the palate, super fine tannin, licorice, brandy warmth, ripe, silky, menthol; very modern but tasty; could use more time in bottle.

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Red

2010 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barolo Vürsù Vigneto Campè

Nebbiolo more

3/27/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

Contratto / La Spinetta Visit (Canelli, Italy): Dull purple core with lighter reddish violet rim, some clarity; intensely perfumed, sweet meaty dark cherry, polish, dried herbs; tannins are slightly broader and more noble, dark cherry, slight orange oil, great balance; very good.

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Red

2011 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Starderi

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3/27/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

Dull purple with dull violet rim; polished nose, slight vanilla, dark cherry, softer raspberry, plum, nose became really spicy with more air, cinnamon came out too; solid palate, very firm, very compact, cedar, fresh sweet fruit; very good, some drinkability, with 1 hour of air or more this becomes delicious but I would probably set some aside for 10+ years.

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Red

2011 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Vürsù Vigneto Starderi

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3/27/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

Contratto / La Spinetta Visit (Canelli, Italy): Dull purple with dull violet rim; polished nose, slight vanilla, dark cherry, softer raspberry, plum, nose became really spicy with more air, cinnamon came out too; solid palate, very firm, very compact, cedar, fresh sweet fruit; very good, some drinkability, with 1 hour of air or more this becomes delicious but I would probably set some aside for 10+ years.

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Red

2010 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barolo Vigneto Garretti

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3/27/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: NR

Contratto / La Spinetta Visit (Canelli, Italy): Garnet core with larger dull maroon rim, some clarity; high toned, elegant, dense, darker fruit, dark cherry, violets, sour plum; silky texture, some vanilla, fine strong tannin, very plum, sour darker cherry, dark raspberry, big but elegant; nice.

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Red

2011 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbera d'Asti Cà di Pian

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3/27/2015 - Rezy13 Likes this wine: NR

Contratto / La Spinetta Visit (Canelli, Italy): Very dark core, opaque, with duller purple rim; a lot of violets, mineral, almost grapey, sweet dark fruit, good tartness; dark fruit on the palate, juicy, some deep musky fruit, sage, slight leather, beef stock; serious, very good.

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White

2014 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Vermentino Casanova della Spinetta Toscana IGT

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3/27/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: NR

Contratto / La Spinetta Visit (Canelli, Italy): Light straw color; bright nose, fresh, mineral driven, white pepper; good citrus on the palate, slight pear, nice body, salty finish; tasty.

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Rosť

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

Sangiovese Blend, Sangiovese more

3/27/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: NR

Contratto / La Spinetta Visit (Canelli, Italy): 50% Sangiovese/50% Prugnolo Gentile; pale pink; fresh light strawberry, cherry, almost mineral, more Provencal; good crispness, nice body, sweet fruit, acid not harshly sharp; good.

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White - Sparkling

2010 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Piemonte Metodo Classico Brut Contratto Millesimato

Piemonte DOC Pinot Blend, Pinot Noir more

3/27/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: NR

Contratto / La Spinetta Visit (Canelli, Italy): 3g; 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay; strong apple, red and green, brioche, floral nose, nice depth

served a second bottle disgorged 2 weeks later: green apple, yeasty, acid seems a bit sharper.

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Red

2007 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Vürsù Vigneto Starderi

Nebbiolo more

6/6/2015 - dron_ap wrote: 95 points

Drinks beautifully now. Dominant nose of dries rose, red berries, prunes, lavender, menthe, cinnamon. In the mouth black berries and raisins and youthfull body with amazingly juicy and fresh tanins. Long, elegant and expressful finish

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