Grapelive Weekend Wine

By Kerry Winslow


La Spinetta

2007 La Spinetta Nebbiolo Langhe Rosso, Piedmonte Red Wine, Italy.This young and tight red is made from the Nebbiolo grape, the same grape that is used in Barolo and Barbaresco, in fact this wine is from fruit sourced from La Spinetta’s Barbaresco sites, mostly from their famed Starderi single vineyard Barbaresco Cru. This is a true Piedmonte Nebbiolo that has intense acidity and tannin, but it opens up with ripe and rich fruit and round flavors. The nose is tarry with rose petals, lavender, licorice and strawberry before a firm palate of cherry, plum, sweet herbs, truffle, and cranberry. The complexities that show on the nose also carry over in the mouth and finish along with cedar, tobacco and oak notes, which give hints of vanilla and baking spices. La Spinetta is one of my favorite wineries and even though I’m a fan, they continue to get better and better, plus they do offer super quality at all their price points, bravo!($30-32 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive


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