Red

2004 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Ovello

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • canan wrote: 90 points

    May 19, 2020 - Seemed boring and lacked some excitement. Showing some development but still fresh fruit.

  • RED AND BLACK wrote: 92 points

    March 18, 2020 - Wonderful bold wine, decanted 2 hours. It has softened in the mouth, full but velvety experience, this was great

  • Todd French wrote:

    September 18, 2018 - Wow, what a gorgeous nose! Somehow it captures one of the best aspects of a freshly-released Barbaresco or Barolo after a good vintage - violets and rose petals galore! Normally I only get this fresh upon release (and particularly of the 2004 vintage, where it was overwhelming). Such a gorgeous nose - red fruits over the perfectly perfumed florals. The palate is still mostly acidic, strongly so, so the structure is still there. It's got a bit of weight to it, however, so I know this will be absolutely STUNNING with a juicy steak. Grippy fine tannins, very long finish. Spectacular.

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  • rvaidyan wrote: 93 points

    August 19, 2018 - Amazing HUGE bouquet. Flavorful and long finish. Tannins prominent right after opening. Mellowed in 30 minutes.

  • Big Swifty Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 26, 2018 - Decanted off of medium sediment. Medium deep red with heavy bricking. Explosive aromas of sappy dark fruits overlaid with intensely mentholated bruised rosemary and a beautiful suggestion of roses. Wow! Big and forceful palate comes on strong with camphor, fresh herbs, powerful dark fruits and an earthy inflection. Exceptional balance and length. This is a great Barbaresco that is in peak form where it will hold through 2020 - in a perfect place right now. Bravo!

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Piedmont (Oct 2008) (link)

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Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    7/20/2009 (link)

    (OVELLO Barbaresco Cantina del Pino) Barbaresco Dear Friends, A Monday afternoon is not typically when we ponder celebratory magnums (that's more of a Friday or Saturday affair) but this was my only chance at this parcel. If you have a 2004 birth year or important occasion down the road and don't wish to break the bank, this large format provides exemplary, sophisticated quality for a fair price and it has become quite rare in magnum. The 2004 Ovello was sourced from the finest material Renato Vacca had to work with in the vintage and (as far as large format is concerned) this is among the best buys from the entire region (Barolo or Barbaresco): While the potential enjoyment of this wine speaks for itself, the magnums could have interesting secondary market value down the road as well - the critical acclaim is among the highest for the price in Barbaresco and it is from a vintage that should continue to evoke thoughts of superior quality many years from now. This parcel is directly from the cellars at Cantina del Pino with impeccable provenance ONE SHIPMENT ONLY/EXTREMELY LIMITED at this price (this is the last parcel of 2004 magnums they have): 2004 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco "Ovello" 1.5lt It will ship during the Fall shipping season. Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Italy5801

Sommelier Journal

  • By Fred Dexheimer, MS
    March 2009 (link)

    (Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Ovello, Piedmont) The Vacca family has been farming and making wine in Barbaresco since the 1800s. Cantina del Pino was founded by Renato Vacca, who quickly rose to the top of his class by using techniques both old and new to create lovely wines of balance, elegance, and purity. Vacca’s father has been farming the Ovello vineyard since Renato was born, and the family’s intimacy with the vineyard truly shines in this bottling. The 2004 possesses ripe, dark fruits, notes of cedar and vanilla, and floral aromas. Medium-bodied, it packs a fair amount of chewy tannins and could lay down for 10-plus years; I recommend decanting before serving. Hot Picks

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    1/28/2009 (link)

    (OVELLO Barbaresco Cantina del Pino) Barbaresco Dear Friends, If you are looking for exceptional quality aligned with top-tier price/value in an expensive genre, look no further - this wine delivers on many accounts and it will last for the long haul. We've been supporters of the Ovello since the first vintage and while I yearn for the days when it was $25, it still represents one of the best values at the high-end in Piedmont - the 2004 is the finest effort in Renato Vacca's career and I don't think there will be much argument with that. One of my associates tasted the wine yesterday at Cantina del Pino and I received a text from Alba with one word "Wow". This wine comprises the best material that used to go into the Produtorri's Ovello bottling but Vacca stopped selling it to them circa 1999/2000: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for outstanding reflection on a great growing season and fair price for a wine of this ilk. This parcel is directly from the cellars at Cantina del Pino with perfect provenance. One shipment only at this price: 2004 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco "Ovello" (This is not the Produttori bottling, this is Vacca's estate bottled Ovello) Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Italy5567

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cantina del Pino
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Ovello
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco

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  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 340 (55%)
  • Consumed 274 (44%)

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