(1998 Vintage) International style Barbera, from good Torriglione vineyard (located near the prestigious "Rocche" vineyard in La Morra). The wine is structured and rich, with a pleasing and harmonious perfume. A full bodied Barbera with an excellent balance between acidity and tannin. It can be cellared for 8 to 12 years (depending on the vintage).
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Full red-ruby. Very ripe aromas and flavors of black cherry, dark raspberry, smoke, mocha and espresso, with a suggestion of crystallized fruit. There's a penetrating sweetness here but with classic balancing acidity giving vinosity to this sappy, powerful barbera. Quite fine-grained and long: I'd wait until next spring to pour this.
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/99