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88 points

2014 Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti – 88 points – James Suckling

A bright, fruity red with sliced-plum and peach aromas and flavors. Medium body, clean finish. Crisp aftertaste. Drink now.

88 points

2014 Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti – 88 points – Wine Spectator

A vibrant, intense version, featuring boysenberry and pomegranate flavors integrated with the solid structure. Moderate length. Drink now through 2018.

88 points

2013 Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti – 88 points – Wine Spectator

The candied cherry and raspberry flavors are matched to a supple texture in this expressive red, balanced by light tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2018.

87 points

2013 Coppo L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti – 87 points – Vinous

The 2013 Barbera d'Asti L'Avvocata is a fresh, vibrant wine to drink now and over the next year or two. Sweet red berries, mint, flowers and cinnamon all burst from the glass in this joyous, easygoing Barbera from the Coppo family.The 2013 Barbera d'Asti L'Avvocata is a fresh, vibrant wine to drink now and over the next year or two. Sweet red berries, mint, flowers and cinnamon all burst from the glass in this joyous, easygoing Barbera from the Coppo family.

95 points

2011 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano – 95 points – Wine Enthusiast

Rose petal, perfumed berry, new leather, pressed powder and underbrush are just some of the enticing scents you’ll find on this stunning wine. The structured palate is loaded with finesse, offering crushed cherry, black raspberry and licorice accompanied by polished tannins. This is the firm’s last vintage of Santo Stefano, and they nailed it. Drink 2017–2026.

94 points

2011 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano – 94 points – James Suckling

A wine with silky tannins and pretty bright fruit of strawberries and sliced plums and hints of flowers. Full body, fine tannins and a wonderful clarity. Lovely length of fruit. This is the last vintage of Santo Stefano for Giacosa after many decades of success. Needs at least four or five years to soften. Try in 2016.

93 points

2011 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano – 93 points – Wine Spectator

Graphite, floral, cherry, licorice and tobacco aromas and flavors abound in this firm, muscular red. Stays bright and focused, with a chewy, savory finish. The last vintage of Santo Stefano under the Giacosa label. Best from 2016 through 2025.

93 points

2011 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano – 93 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Medium with a hint of amber.  Highly complex, scented nose combines red plum, cherry, strawberry, clove, medicinal herbs and a hint of orange zest.  Intensely flavored, juicy and tightly wound, with lovely cut and definition to the red fruit and spice flavors.  Very concentrated, tactile wine whose firm tannic spine will require at least several years of cellaring.  Finishes with terrific lift.

90 points

2011 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano – 90 points – Vinous

Bruno Giacosa's 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Santo Stefano is gorgeous. Rose petals, sweet red berries and mint are some of the notes that waft from the glass. Silky, polished and quite striking, the 2011 is already open and super-expressive. Considering the warm, precocious vintage and the southern exposure of Santo Stefano, I expected a bigger, more powerful wine, but the 2011 is all about finesse. My impression is that the 2011 will offer its best drinking earlier rather than later. There is plenty to like here.

91 points

2011 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano – 91 points – Wine Advocate

This 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Santo Stefano is on the market since February and has had ample time to flesh out over the last six months of bottle aging. The wine opens to a light garnet color and immediate fruit tones that veer towards the jammy side with sun-dried strawberry and raspberry. It shows a good level of freshness and acidity to counter the warmer tendencies of the bouquet. The tannins deliver a smooth, silky quality and the wine starts to show pretty aromas of wet earth and black truffle after a few minutes in the glass. Drink: 2015-2030. It has been famously reported now that Bruno Giacosa did not make wine in 2010. If you ask his daughter Bruna why this legendary estate would skip such a promising vintage, her reply is simple: “Sometimes you need to follow your heart.” Like the 2006 vintage that was passed over because it marked the same year that Bruno suffered a massive stroke, the family has similarly private reasons for wanting to skip directly from 2009 to 2011. It’s a hole they chose to leave. In other news, the Giacosa family bought a tiny parcel in Rabaja (half an hectare) and plans to release 4,000 bottles of the inaugural vintage in 2013.

90 points

2015 Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d’Alba Valmaggiore – 90 points – Wine & Spirits

89 points

2015 Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d’Alba Valmaggiore – 89 points – Wine Advocate

Bruna Giacosa says that her family had a much easier time with Nebbiolo in 2014 compared to the other grapes they farm. The 2014 Nebbiolo d'Alba Vigna Valmaggiore is an elegant and forthcoming wine that drinks easily in the near-term, thanks to the balanced acidity and silky tannins it offers. The bouquet is laced with wild berry, blue flower and cola. The wine's structure is succulent and firm. In fact, the decisive firmness of this red comes as a pleasant surprise.

90 points

2015 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Casa Vinicola – 90 points – Wine Spectator

A blast of black currant, blackberry, violet and spice notes marks this intense, concentrated red. Juicy, with fine balance and a long, chocolate-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020. 800 cases imported. –BS

88 points

2015 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Casa Vinicola – 88 points – Wine Advocate

The 2015 Dolcetto d'Alba opens to a very fruity bouquet with ripe cherry and raspberry on prominent display. The wine offers immediate appeal and dark cherry that spills over into tilled earth and button mushroom. The Dolcetto grape doesn't offer much tannic support, but this wine offers noticeable firmness nonetheless. This was not an easy vintage for Dolcetto, but the winemaking team at the Giacosa winery took extra steps to safeguard the integrity of the fruit.

90 points

2013 Bruno Giacosa Barbera d’Alba Casa Vinicola – 90 points – Wine & Spirits

The 2013 Barbera d'Alba isn't up to its usually high standards. Barbera loves warm, sunny conditions and 2013 delivered rain and cool temperatures instead. The 2011 and 2012 vintages showed kinder conditions to the grape. Luckily, this expression from Bruno Giacosa does not exhibit any green or herbal characteristics. It shows luscious cherry and dark berry nuances. The wine's acidity is in check for long aging potential. This wine may hold up to ten years.

90 points

2013 Bruno Giacosa Barbera d’Alba Casa Vinicola – 90 points – Wine Spectator

Light vanilla and toast notes lead off in this red, whose blackberry, black cherry, leather and earth flavors are pure, racy and long. Offers a fine grip of tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 1,000 cases imported.

88 points

2013 Bruno Giacosa Barbera d’Alba Casa Vinicola – 88 points – Wine Advocate

The 2013 Barbera d'Alba isn't up to its usually high standards. Barbera loves warm, sunny conditions and 2013 delivered rain and cool temperatures instead. The 2011 and 2012 vintages showed kinder conditions to the grape. Luckily, this expression from Bruno Giacosa does not exhibit any green or herbal characteristics. It shows luscious cherry and dark berry nuances. The wine's acidity is in check for long aging potential. This wine may hold up to ten years.

87 points

2015 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis – 87 points – Wine Spectator

Peach, apple and grapefruit flavors ply the lush texture in this open white. A light flourish of bitter citrus upholds the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases imported.

91 points

2015 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis – 91 points – Wine & Spirits

90+ points

2015 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis – 90+ points – Wine Advocate

The Bruno Giacosa 2015 Roero Arneis is a mineral-driven and beautifully fresh white wine that would taste great on a warm summer evening. The wine sports a luminous golden color that seems slightly more intense in this vintage. The bouquet offers citrus, peach, dried sage and crushed oyster shell. In the mouth, the wine is tangy and crisp.