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Spotlight: 97 Pt Barbaresco!

Here’s a treat.  2013 was an outstanding vintage for both Barolo and Barbaresco – the best since the great 2010s.  And when the vintages are strong, so too are the price tags for most of the blue chip producers.  But the highest scoring Barbaresco of the vintage didn’t come from the powerhouse names like Gaja or Giacosa (which sell for between $200-500).  No, the top dog for the 2013 vintage is from Cantina del Pino.  Who?  Exactly!  Cantina del Pino. This under-the-radar producer makes 500 cases of Barbaresco from the Ovello vineyard each vintage.  That’s it.  And we got one.  One. And it’s a fraction of the cost of the big boys.

Cantina del Pino Barbaresco ‘Ovello’ 2013, $69
97 Pts Wine Spectator

“This pretty red offers delicate flavors and subtle power, evoking flowers, red berry, mineral, tobacco and tar on the nose and palate. Firmly structured, this remains harmonious and long on the mineral- and tobacco-tinged finish. Best from 2020 through 2036. 500 cases made.”

Quantities are limited.  All orders need to be secured with a credit card.

Call 212-201-1224 or click to order.

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