2005 Grimaldi Luigino Barbera d’Alba Superiore
Appellation: Italy, Piedmont, Barbera d’Alba
Tasting notes. 100% Barbera. 13% ABV. Light ruby color, red fruit nose, a little floral, a little must. Nice fruit, well balanced, a little pepper, a little floral, medium finish. Nice mouthfeel. Not super complex. Dry. Good, makes me want ravioli with a red sauce with sausage. This is the kind of wine I’d serve with a big pasta focused Italian meal, will be very red sauced food friendly. Will be a crowd pleaser.
Rating: 3/5, 15/20, 86/100
Price: $13.99 at Bin 604
A note on ratings: I use the 100 point rating for Cellartracker, even though my palate is still developing. As a statistics geek, I know that the variability in scores works itself out as the number of scores increases. However, my score may not be yours or Robert Parker’s, it is simply a subjective value based on my palate. I much prefer to use a 5 point (or star, or whatever you want to call it) scale, as it more represents my reaction to wine, which is more simple than a 100 point scale represents. I like the 20 point scale as the more detailed score. On this site, I will provide all three, although the most meaningful are the 5 and 20 point ratings.