2018 Ca Rome Barbaresco Rio Sordo

Nebbiolo - 750ML
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DC 93 JS 92 WA 92 VN 92 WS 92
DC 93

Decanter, August 2021

Matured for 24 months in 2,500L Slavonian oak, with a small portion in barrique, this wine from the Rio Sordo MGA has a dark berry aroma lifted with hints of dried fruits, lavender and herbs. In the mouth it has a floral...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, May 2021

Red berries on the nose, spruced up with some mandarin peel and lightly spicy notes, following through to a medium-bodied palate with tight, firm tannins that are coated with very bright spice, giving a tangy finish. Best...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2021

The Ca' Rome' 2018 Barbaresco Rio Sordo reveals tones of dark fruit and spice all interwoven with licorice, tar and spent embers. This is a medium-bodied red with a spicy and savory side that is specific to this rather...
VN 92

Vinous, February 2022

The 2018 Barbaresco Rio Sordo is ample and creamy in feel. The fruit is a bit darker than in the Chiaramanti, while the presence of oak is greater as well. Black cherry, leather, spice, tobacco and menthol lend notable...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, November 2021

Bright floral, cherry, raspberry, spice and menthol flavors highlight this supple Barbaresco. Vibrant and harmonious, this is accessible enough to enjoy now, but will be better in a year or two. Excellent length. Best...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Appellation Barbaresco
Sub-appellation Rio Sordo
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15.5%
Closure Screw Cap

The 2018 Ca Rome Barbaresco Rio Sordo is a captivating red wine that embodies the essence of Italian winemaking. With its deep, ruby-red color and enticing aromas, it is a true delight for the senses.

Upon first glance, the wine's label exudes elegance and sophistication, hinting at the exceptional quality that lies within the bottle. The screw cap closure ensures convenience and preserves the wine's integrity.

This Barbaresco hails from the renowned Piedmont region in Italy, specifically the sub-region of Barbaresco and the sub-appellation of Rio Sordo. These terroirs contribute to the wine's unique character and expression of place. Crafted by the esteemed producer, Ca Rome, this wine showcases their expertise and commitment to excellence.

The 2018 vintage is highly regarded, and this wine lives up to the high expectations. It boasts a robust 15.5% alcohol content, indicative of its power and intensity. The Nebbiolo grape, the varietal behind this exceptional wine, lends its distinct characteristics, creating a truly memorable experience.

On the nose, the wine reveals an enticing bouquet of dark fruit, spice, licorice, tar, and spent embers. These complex aromas intertwine harmoniously, inviting you to explore further. As you take your first sip, you'll be greeted by a medium-bodied red with a spicy and savory side. This is a hallmark of the rather cool vintage, with a touch of extra heat towards the end of the growing season.

The palate is greeted by red berries, mandarin peel, and bright spice, creating a tangy and vibrant sensation. The firm tannins are well integrated, providing structure and balance to the wine. Notes of mint, herbs, and chocolate add depth and complexity, while fresh acidity adds a refreshing touch.

This wine has garnered high praise from esteemed critics. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 92, highlighting its power, texture, and limited production. Wine Spectator also rated it 92, praising its floral, cherry, raspberry, and menthol flavors. James Suckling awarded it 92 points, noting its tight, firm tannins and tangy finish. Decanter gave it a score of 93, emphasizing its floral, wild strawberry character and deliciousness. Vinous rated it 92, commending its ample and creamy texture, complex flavors, and overall harmony.

The 2018 Ca Rome Barbaresco Rio Sordo is a wine to be savored and cherished. Its exceptional quality, depth of flavors, and accolades from critics make it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike. Whether enjoyed now or aged for a few more years, it promises to deliver an unforgettable experience.