Here's a beautiful treat from a boutique winery and bed & breakfast (where the guest rooms are named after local grapes) overlooking the hills of Treiso. The Ada Nada 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Cichin is enjoying a perfect moment in its drinking life right now. The wine is immediately open and expressive with dried cherry and blackberry, licorice, tar, grilled herb, iron ore and candied orange or apricot. Each aroma shows gorgeous intensity, and they all fit together with careful precision. Drink this bottle tonight—it is shining.
94+ points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jul 2020)
Shows lots of dried fruit and spices, including dried rose petals, dried cherries and cranberries. There are also undertones of pink grapefruit rind and citrus, as well as baking spices. Full-bodied with a compact core of cleverly wound tannins and a long finish.
92 points, James Suckling (Sep 2018)