Red

2010 Sottimano Barbera d'Alba Pairolero

Barbera

  • Italy
  • > Piedmont
  • > Alba
  • > Barbera d'Alba
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • onealkr Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 28, 2014 - Very nice. Mineral and berries on the nose. Consistent on the palate. Reasonably good finish

  • Nerdy Earth Boy Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 5, 2014 - Absolutely delicious! Big floral bouquet jumps out of the bottle right away. Juicy but earthy and smooth decanting. An excellent Barbera which bodes exceptionally well for the 2010 Piedmont vintage. I would to drink. This is a beautiful wine that will improve with age for at least a few more years.

  • lolo66 wrote: (91 points)

    September 16, 2014 - dark purple color. looks like American syrah. this is modern. Big. juicy. has balance and acidity on finish as well as a strong earthy chalky finish - in a good way. Still a bit on the large side of barbera.
    Thank god for the acidity as it still went well with meatballs and sauce.
    on the 2nd day this became balanced. A perfect hit of sour cherry with bright, nervy acidity. Quite delicious. Future note - decant wine.

  • Rarffa wrote: (91 points)

    August 1, 2014 - This is a big Barbera, with ripe blackberry and plum fruit, good body, oak, minerals and earth. The tannins are well integrated and there is balancing acidity.

  • patsox wrote: (91 points)

    July 20, 2014 - Outstanding on night one. Looking forward to night two.

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    November/December 2013, Issue #171 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sottimano
  • Varietal Barbera
  • Designation Pairolero
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Alba
  • Appellation Barbera d'Alba

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 85 (47%)
  • Consumed 95 (53%)

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