2013 Giuseppe Rinaldi Tre Tine (1.5L)

Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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The success of Barolo in 2013 makes a serious buy signal for the cellar and a great vintage to begin exploring the wines of Barolo for the curious. Most similar to 2013 are the great 2006 and 2010 vintages. Names like Rinaldi, Ravera, Brunate are featured here among five producers and their vintage debut feature.

Rinaldi has become cult-like and coveted. I recall a local client tasting we did back in 1994 after my first Rinaldi visit. The tasting featured 14 vintages of Giuseppe Rinaldi we shelved back then spanning three decades. Lamentably, Rinaldi prices have increased 10+fold since the early '90s, yet the winemaking remains much the same.

The other producers featured here, Pio Cesare, Pecchenino, Congo and Marengo represent relative value and are most worthy of your attention, fabulous 2013 Baroli.


Delicately fragrant and incredibly refined, this stunning red boasts alluring scents of blue flower, rose, wild berry and a whiff of new leather. It's captivatingly ethereal and elegantly structured, offering crushed strawberry, red cherry, cinnamon and white pepper. It's also impeccably balanced thanks to firm polished tannins and bright acidity. While it's already extremely tempting, hold for even more complexity. Drink 2023–2043.

97 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Sep 2017)

The 2013 Barolo Tre Tine is a super-classic, vibrant wine that bristles with energy. Lithe and gracious, but with terrific intensity, the 2013 is also surprisingly accessible for a young Rinaldi Barolo. Perhaps the 2013 will shut down in bottle, but today, it is all polish. Although quite classic in feel, the 2013 is a bit lower in acidity than the 2010 and is also not forbiddingly tannic, both of which add to its immense appeal today. Scents of lavender, menthol, licorice and sweet red cherry develop in the glass, adding to the wine's considerable appeal. Today, the 2013 is gorgeous.

96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2017)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
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