2013 Ronchi "Ronchi" Barbaresco SKU #1382905

Price: $39.99

VN 93
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  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    The combination of a pedigree vineyard, great vintage, thoughtful farming and winemaking along with an exceptional price make this a truly wonderful Barbaresco. This is one of the finest wines we've tasted to-date from the Rocca Family and it comes with our highest recommendation. Whether you're new to the category and looking to experience Barbaresco (Nebbiolo) for the first time or an experienced Nebbiolo fan in search of a sleeper pick, this one is for you. Great now but ideal for cellaring.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    I love this wine, just to be upfront with you. Why do I love it because it has a classic feel and flavor while still being drinkable at a young age. The nose is full of smoke, truffle, leather and earth but braced by hints of forest fruits, freshening and giving focus. On the palate there is a supple, textural richness that smoothes out the fine grain tannins to a point where you don’t really notice them, while the flavors are once again classic, smoke, leather but with more fruit than earth showing here. The finish is one of balance, depth and makes you want to take another sip, this is a really good wine and for the price exceptional. This is no flash in the pan either it will age well for another decade plus!
    Drink from 2018 to 2028
  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    A powerful wine, the Ronchi is young Barbaresco that vies for your attention as soon as you nose the glass and catch the strong whiff of blackberries and tar - lots of tar. Classic Nebbiolo aromas lead to a grippy palate that obviously wants some time to soften but should develop nicely over the years. Tasty fruit and solid structural bones make the Ronchi a classic Piemontese cellar candidate.
  • Ryan Moses
    By: Ryan Moses
    K&L Staff Member
    I adore wines from all over the world, but at the end of the day I always come back to Nebbiolo. And when it is this good at this kind of price, I can never get enough. Beautiful aromatics lead to a core of pure red fruit and mouthwatering acidity that begs for another sip. It has a terrific texture and fine tannins that add structure, but meld graciously with the fruit. It pairs beautifully with a meal, but even alone the pedigree is undeniable. I've had the fortune to try this on three different occasions already, and it seems to show another dimension each time. This is an asset to any collection - top vintage, delicious Barbaresco at a price that you don't have to think twice about when pulling a cork.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    The wine’s perfume is pure Nebbiolo: raspberry fruit and dried rose petals with a touch of tobacco and lots of cedar, bursting with sweet fruit, tar, minerals, displaying outstanding depth and fine overall balance. This wine will drink well now and over the next few years, best with the heartiest meats or stews. Better yet, serve after dinner with some great aged cheeses (Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano-Reggiano or Asiago) and an olive tapenade.


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