Wine Spectator 91 points - The estate?s Barolo has always been a standout and the 2004 is no exception. It is a perfumed wine that presents the essence of dried roses, plums, cherries and herbs with a medium-bodied, feminine personality. A sweet note of tar lingers on the long, resonating finish. The Barolo is made from a variety of vineyards, including Vignolo, Vignane, Via Nuova and Monvigliero. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.
Wine Advocate 91 points - Aromas of ripe strawberry, plum jam and cream lead to a full-bodied palate, with round, velvety, chewy tannins and a tight, fruity aftertaste. Needs time to open. Very pretty. Best after 2011. 1,550 cases made. –JS
Garnet red color. Intense, elegant nose; kirsch, currant jam, and vanilla. Full-bodied, concentrated, complex, tannic quite intense and persistent flavor. Perfect with Piedmontese cheeses and grilled red meat. This wine is a blend of fruit from 5 vineyard sites: 3 in Castiglione Falletto, Codara, Vignolo and Meriondino, and 2 in Barolo, Via Nuova nd Vignane. Fermented in stainless steel, the wine is then aged in French-oak barriques for 12 months followed by another 12 months in large oak casks. About 1,500 cases produced.