Cantina del Pino's Barbarescos are always released a year later than their peers, which means their 2016s are almost here! We've been excited for them since tasting them from cask in September of 2018—the wines were already breathtaking then.
Not surprisingly, the 2016s are Cantina del Pino's highest rated Barbarescos ever, having grabbed huge reviews from Wine Spectator this week. Calling all Nebbiolo fans and really all fans of Italian red wine—you should have these in your collection. Buy the " knock-out, stunning" 94/95 point Barbaresco '16 now and reserve the 96 point Ovello '16 before it's all spoken for!
$39.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($44.95 regular)
94 points Wine Spectator:"Plump and permeated by rose, cherry, raspberry, iron, tar and tobacco flavors, this red has power and intensity. Assertive tannins emerge on the finish, yet this has plenty in reserve. Shows a fine purity and harmony. Best from 2024 through 2042."
95 points Vinous, Antonio Galloni: "The 2016 Barbaresco is a knock-out. And it is, for lack of a better word, the entry-level wine in this range. Freshly cut flowers, mint, cinnamon, red berry fruit and orange zest are some of the notes that lift from a Barbaresco that is all class. There is plenty of structure, but the purity of the fruit is so striking that the tannins are not especially noticeable. The 2016 is a stunning wine, that’s all there is to it."
$53.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($59.95 regular)
96 points Wine Spectator, Highly Recommended: "This red is rich and sumptuous, even in aroma. Cherry, raspberry, currant and rose flavors abound, shaded by iron, tobacco and hints of wild juniper and thyme. Balanced and firmly structured, with a long, detailed and mouthwatering finish. Best from 2023 through 2040. 500 cases made, 200 cases imported."
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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
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