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2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva

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January 7, 2024 - $66



97Wine Enthusiast

Forest floor, new leather, rose and red-berry aromas mingle with a whiff of camphor...juicy cherry, cranberry, star anise and orange slice...noble tannins and firm acidity.

96The Wine Advocate

...shows excellent textural richness with dark fruit, followed by notes of tobacco and tilled earth. Black truffle and dried fruit converge on the bouquet to add to the intensity...medium to full-bodied Barbaresco. This one's the real deal.

96Vinous / IWC

...powerful, dense and explosive, with tremendous intensity of fruit and structure...powerful, towering wine endowed with massive structure and intensity to burn.

95Wine Spectator

This red is opulent and lushly textured, providing a backdrop for pure cherry, black currant, floral and graphite flavors. There's a firm grip and plenty of energy here, building to the long, mineral-tinged finish.

18Jancis Robinson

Deep nose of strawberry and iron with a cool edge in spite of its concentration. Minerally raspberry fruit with a linear core of acidity and more than a hint of iron. Firm layer of coating tannins while the linear, perfumed raspberry fruit is elegant... Gorgeous vibrant finish.


Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the two most acclaimed DOCGs in Piedmont, the other being Barolo. Located just a few miles north of Barolo, Barbaresco is a small town of fewer than 700 people and 1,680 vineyard acres, making it less than half the size of the Barolo DOCG. The other communes in this DOCG of rolling hills are Neive and Treiso. As in Barolo, the DOCG requires that Barbaresco DOCG wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. By the late 20th century respected producers were making outstanding Nebbiolos, as well as Nebbiolo blends that do not carry the DOCG label. Barbaresco was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to a DCOG in 1980. DOCG Barbaresco must be aged a minimum of two years, with a minimum of one year in wood. Barbarescos are regarded as more subtle and refined than Barolos, and more approachable when young.


Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.