Press

  • 2016

    Wine Enthusiast 2020

    97/100, Cellar Selection 2020
    “Rose, red-berry, camphor and dark-spice aromas slowly emerge in the glass. Showing Serralunga’s hallmark of firm structure and finesse, the fullbodied, youthfully tense palate delivers juicy red cherry, raspberry compote, dried mint and licorice set against a backbone of noble tannins. Bright acidity keeps it impeccably balanced.” Kerin O’Keefe

  • 2015

    Gardini Notes, 2019 Barolo Wine Ranking, May 2019

    96+/100
    This nice and distinctive family-run cellar project is characterized by an assiduous attention to identity. This Serralunga cru consists in parsimoniously used French oak, so that the rebel spirit does not vanish in the very thick grapes blend. Its complex nose reveals rose and violet petals, liquorice root and medicinal herbs’ notes. Its vigorous and inviting drinking can do nothing but envelope you entirely. Luca Gardini

  • 2014

    WINE ADVOCATE April 2019

    92/100
    From the one of the most celebrated crus in Serralunga d’Alba, the 2014 Barolo Cerretta reveals a delicate but firm personality with pretty intermingled notes of wiled berries and fresh violets. This wine is still very much in a state of primary fruit intensity with pretty brightness and glossary inner shine. This wine speaks to the most fruit-driven side of the vintage. Monica Larner

  • 2013

    Wine Spectator, December 2017

    95/100
    Cherry, strawberry, rose and spice flavors are augmented by tobacco and iron notes in this elegant, detailed red. The aromatic and sweet fruit elements are deftly matched by refined, ripe tannins. Terrific length. Best from 2019 through 2035. Bruce Sanderson

  • 2012

    Vini d’Italia Gambero Rosso

    3 Bicchieri

  • 2011

    Wine Spectator, November 2015

    94/100
    Cherry, raspberry and floral notes are the main themes in this graceful red, accented by licorice, tobacco and mineral hints. Harmonious and complex, with a long aftertaste echoing the fruity, floral and minerally elements. Best from 2018 through 2030. Bruce Sanderson

  • 2010

    Guida vini Associazione Italiana Sommelier

    4/4 VITI

  • 2009

    Wine Spectator, February 2014

    93/100
    This is rich and broad, exhibiting cherry, tobacco, tar and iron notes on a dense frame. Chewy and a bit monolithic now, with a long finish of loam and savory. Best from 2017 through 2032. Bruce Sanderson

  • 2008

    Wine Spectator, Web Only 2013

    90/100
    This red is open despite the firm structure, with cherry, licorice and tar notes appearing on the latticed frame. Finishes on the earthy side, showing dense, dusty tannins. Best from 2016 through 2035. Bruce Sanderson

  • 2007

    Wine spectator, April 2012

    95/100
    Simply compelling from start to finish, exhibiting raspberry, cherry and floral aromas and flavors that are pure and focused, with support from the solid yet ripe tannins. This shows fruit and a silky texture up front, with structure on the back end, coming together on the long, fruit- and spice-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2015 through 2032. BS

  • 2006

    Wine Spectator, November 2010

    91/100
    There’s a core of pure cherry to this red, with a vibrant structure and fine tannins. A supple wine, with nuances of licorice, tobacco and spice that linger on the aftertaste. Best from 2012 through 2025. Bruce Sanderson

  • 2004

    Wine Spectator, December 2008

    91/100
    Floral, strawberry and sandalwood aromas, with a hint of new wood, along with aniseed. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a subtle finish. There’s a solid core of everything. Best after 2010.

  • 2003

    Wine Spectator, December 2007

    91/100
    Intense berry and tar aromas, with hints of asphalt. Full-bodied, with soft tannins that turn chewy and long on the finish. Needs time. JS

  • 2001

    Wine Spectator, Web Only 2006

    83/100
    A little volatile, showing very woody aromas, with fruity undertones. Medium-bodied, with a light finish. A little too much wood for me. Best after 2007. JS

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