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2014 Serafino Rivella Barbaresco Montestefano

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
Drink between 2024 - 2040 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • NostraBacchus Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 16, 2022 - It has been about 3 years since my last bottle. Healthy ruby/garnet color with just some bricking towards the rim. The nose alone is intoxicating, showing notes of dark red fruit, red but also dark cherries, menthol, cloves, tobacco, some tar, violets and also some cedar wood. It‘s medium-full bodied, with medium-high tannin that is incredibly silky for a young Montestefano, medium-high acidity and excellent length. I just had the 2013 a few weeks back and compared to 2013, this seems a touch less structured and dense, still excellent though. What a beauty and so transparent to the cru.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    March 2, 2021 - Aerate to decanter 90 minutes. I've not tasted this since release when it was wide open - and yes, I enjoyed the firmness of the tannins at the time. That said, it's a good degree more coiled than that time (nearly two years ago, already), and I was constantly swirling away to get it to try and get back to that wide open status; wasn't really in the cards. A small glass on night 2 was more complete, but I think I'll wait. All of that having been said, I bought another 2 bottles that I'll plan to open post 2024/beyond. Totally in my wheelhouse. highly recommended

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  • il_diavolo wrote: 92 points

    January 29, 2020 - Decanted 1 hour. Good deep red. Tar, tobacco, cherry, roses - all a bit coiled up and with fine tannins. Needs time in the cellar, don’t touch for a few years

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Marcyrillo Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 23, 2019 - Elegant, very fresh and long

  • ABECellar Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 13, 2019 - Amazing QPR. Notes of raspberry and light red fruit. Decanted for 3 hours but not sure it made a difference. Medium finish. This wine will be a knockout in the next 5-10 years but is very approachable now. Never had this producer before but after 1 glass my wife had me go back to the wine shop and buy them out. Fortunately i was able to grab the last 6 bottles of this vintage and will be on the lookout for the next one.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Barbaresco – Out of the Shadows: The 2016s & 2015s (Oct 2018), 10/1/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Serafino Rivella
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Montestefano
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (2%)
  • In Cellars 260 (90%)
  • Consumed 22 (8%)

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