Last night we opened the 2016 La Spinetta Ca' DiPian Barbera D'Asti. From Castagnole Lanze, Italy.
On the nose there is strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, black cherry, licorice, spice, violets, vanilla and dried leaves.
On the palate I am getting blackberry, black cherry, plum, licorice, some menthol and it has herbaceous notes.
This wine is medium + to full bodied with medium to medium + acidity and medium + fine grippy tannins that leave you with a medium + to long red and black fruit finish. I hope everyone's new year has started off in a positive way. Please as always stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 12 days ago
I’m usually a cab or Malbec drinker, so this is a bit thinner and lighter than what I usually go for. Nice flavors, though, and enjoyable — 15 days ago
Enjoy .... tawny tawny with precision unlike my text this Thang go I expected more cream but the elegance this port has did not disappoint. Hoping to find a case of this fir the long haul. — 18 days ago
First dip of my toes into Moscato land, thanks to @thomasliquors. Lovely, lechee, peachy, lifty, lovely! — 9 days ago
I don’t drink much Moscato, but this d’Asti is on point with my palate. — 11 days ago
2016. We really liked the way the oak rounded out this wine when compared to the slightly more tart Barbera d’Asti from the same producer that was poured as part of my daughter’s pairing. Paired with the Tajarin dalla forma finished in a wheel of gran kinara cheese. — a month ago
Still very primary, this wine bursts with life. Vanilla and spice, cherries and cinnamon. Lavender and crushed peppercorns. Razor sharp acidity, smooth tannin. Give it one or two years extra in the cellar. There’s upward potential here. — 7 days ago
Good with a casual dinner, big flavor big color, not as dry as I'd worry for — 13 days ago