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La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 06 2013

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Extracted, raspberry syrup; flabby. The weakest wine of the tasting.

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La Spinetta:
The Story: The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, grandfather of the three Rivetti brothers, Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he dreamed of returning rich and a powerful man, perhaps even one day able to make a great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe (nicknamed Pin) did. Pin married ... Read more
The Story: The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, grandfather of the three Rivetti brothers, Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he dreamed of returning rich and a powerful man, perhaps even one day able to make a great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe (nicknamed Pin) did. Pin married Lidia, bought vineyards and began to make wine. In 1977 the family took up residence at LA SPINETTA (top of the hill) in Castagnole Lanze. It was the heart of the Moscato d’Asti country, home of a rather light and simple dessert wine. But the Rivettis believed that Moscato had the potential for greatness and set out to prove it by making Moscato Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino. Eventually though the family’s vision was even grander. In 1985 LA SPINETTA made its first red wine, Barbera Cà di Pian. After this many great reds followed: In 1989 the Rivettis dedicated their red blend Pin to their father. In 1995 they started to make their first Barbaresco, Gallina. In 1996 and 1997 the Barbarescos Starderi, Barbera d'Alba Gallina and Barbaresco Valeirano follow. In 1998 premiered the Barbera d'Asti Superiore. In 2000 the family’s ambition of also making a Barolo became reality. The Rivettis acquired vineyards in Grinzane Cavour and built a state of the art cellar, Barolo Campè. Since 2003 visitors are welcomed to visit also Campè, outside the town, Grinzane Cavour. In 2001 LA SPINETTA expanded over the borders of Piedmont and acquired 65 hectares of vineyards in Tuscany, between Pisa and Volterra to make three different 100% Sangiovese wines, as Sangiovese to La Spinetta, is the true ambassador of the Tuscan terrain. Read less

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/04/2009

Extracted, raspberry syrup; flabby. The weakest wine of the tasting.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
3.50 5
Vintage: 2000 03/07/2009

[Blue Hill] Decanted for 2 hours; drank over 1 hour. Violet in color. Initially aromas of rose pedals, minerals, and ripe fruit, over time developed into more pungent raspberry, raw meat, and mint with occasional uncharacteristic gamey scent. Big tannins that did not dissipate with time though controlled by mushrooms and eggplant. On the palate, I was a little all over the place; big raw fruit, raspberry, minerals, a touch of chocolate. Seemed like a 2 min finish. Overall great stuff, obviously drank early yet remarkably approachable. Will buy more and drink next one in 3 years.


External Reviews for La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 06

External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2005 and all other wine from La Spinetta are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.


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Vintage: 2003 10/06/2012

Shows a pungent fresh herb character under the plummy fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with good tannins and a spicy finish. Should be better with time. Best after 2008. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


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Vintage: 2003 04/18/2013

As is generally the case, I find the Starderi to be the most convincing of the estate’s Barbarescos and the 2003 is no exception. It is the ripest and sweetest of the wines, showing generous nuances of licorice, toasted oak, menthol and macerated cherries on a broad, full-bodied frame with terrific length as well as balance. Here the firm tannins are balanced by the wine’s greater concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2009–2018.


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Vintage: 2003 01/10/2013

As is generally the case, I find the Starderi to be the most convincing of the estateandrsquo;s Barbarescos and the 2003 is no exception. It is the ripest and sweetest of the wines, showing generous nuances of licorice, toasted oak, menthol and macerated cherries on a broad, full-bodied frame with terrific length as well as balance. Here the firm tannins are balanced by the wineandrsquo;s greater concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2018.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 04/30/2010

La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 2003 and all other wine from La Spinetta are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 05/23/2011

The masculine and brooding 2001 Barbaresco Starderi is unquestionably the most complex and complete of the La Spinetta Barbarescos. The wine is dark and deeply expressive, with a huge palate of dark roasted fruit, tar, spices, licorice and a lingering note of menthol. Despite its size and notable concentration the Starderi appears to be a bit more accessible than the Valeirano at the moment. This is modern-style Barbaresco at its best. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2016.


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Vintage: 2003 05/23/2011

Extremely fresh on the nose, with fruit and raw meat character. An almost leafy character underneath. Full-bodied, with big, chewy tannins that are round and caressing. This is a big red with a lot of heart. Best after 2007.


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