2003 Gaja Costa Russi
Nebbiolo - 750ML

  • WS 94
  • IWC 92
  • WA 91

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WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2006
Plenty of fresh blackberry and cherry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate with fine tannins and a chewy finish. Well-structured for the vintage. Very fresh and lively. Best after 2008. 600 cases made. -JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2007
Good full deep red. Strawberry and raspberry fruit aromas lifted by a floral element that's rare for this hot year. Supple and silky in the mouth with red fruit flavors complicated by flowers and minerals. Doesn't offer... Good full deep red. Strawberry and raspberry fruit aromas lifted by a floral element that's rare for this hot year. Supple and silky in the mouth with red fruit flavors complicated by flowers and minerals. Doesn't offer the lift or complexity of a more classic year but finishes long and sweet with rather fine tannins and lingering fresh fruit.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2006
The 2003 Costa Russi is a noticeably bigger and more powerful wine than the Barbaresco. Although it is less expressive in its aromatics it shows greater palate presence with suggestions of super-ripe black cherries... The 2003 Costa Russi is a noticeably bigger and more powerful wine than the Barbaresco. Although it is less expressive in its aromatics it shows greater palate presence with suggestions of super-ripe black cherries tobacco and earthiness on a full-bodied frame with notable depth and a concentrated yet open-knit personality. It offers excellent balance yet the hard tannins of the vintage are most penalizing in the Costa Russi and this wine comes across as somewhat heavy and ponderous in style lacking the characteristic elegance of Gaja's best wines. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Appellation Barbaresco
Sub-appellation Costa Russi
Vintage 2003