2008 La Spinetta "Gallina" Barbaresco

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Style: Red

Vintage: 2008

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Country: Italy

Region: Piemonte

Subregion: Barolo / Barbaresco

Bin Location: 5300

La Spinetta is one of the elite estates for ripe, sensual full-bodied Barbaresco with more texture than tannin. The reputation of the estate through the early oughts was that of a modernist, but by the late 2000s, the house had begun a maturation in style, with less green harvest for big ripeness, less new oak, and less extraction. These releases are still very much lavishly styled and taste of expensive fruit and winemaking, but I found the 2007 Valeirano to be exceptional and tasteful with a steak dinner I had two months ago. Only the most diehard ideologues amongst us would reject the style outright because of its generous fruit and polish. These are lovely releases that will be enjoyed by anyone who you share them with, not just Nebbiolo-heads. The La Spinetta releases are packaged in single vineyard six packs with two bottles of each vintage (2006-2007-2008) that came directly from the estate's cellar. These are some of the most pristine and beautifully aged examples of Barbaresco you will find. Also, don't miss out on La Spinetta's Vermentino. It's the perfect textural white to accompany the weightier, tannic reds. - Brandon Kerne, Master Sommelier

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Houston Orders

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston.

San Antonio Orders

Thanks for your patience as we prepare to fully open the shop in San Antonio! Any wine that is ordered with a selection to pickup in San Antonio will be available for pickup in San Antonio in 2-3 business days unless otherwise stated. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Josh at (210) 388-5556. You can pick up your wine at 2810 N Flores Street in the Alta Vista neighborhood of San Antonio.

For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.