Color: Deep garnet.Bouquet: Good intensity, hint of withered flowers.Palate: Well-balanced, displays vigor and youth as well as soft persistent bouquet, complex flavor and a lasting finish. Recommended with: Pasta, poultry, red meats.
International Wine Cellar(1997 Vintage) Medium orange-red color. Deep, complex aromas of currant, tobacco, leather and smoke; comes across as more expressive and riper than the vineyard-designated '98 Barbarescos. Lush and smooth but with good vinosity and shape; very successful basic Barbaresco. Finishes with sweet tannins and good length.
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) "Multifaceted aromas and flavors of berries, plums, mushrooms and cedar. Full-bodied, with solid, chewy tannins and a medium finish. Needs time to open. 2,800 cases made."