96pts Wine Enthusiast
Rose, iris, menthol and mature berry are just some of the aromas you’ll find on this stunning, full-bodied wine. On the polished, savory palate, notes of star anise and tobacco accent a core of ripe Marasca cherry while fine-grained tannin's offer structure and elegance. Drink 2023–2030.
95pts Wine Spectator
Bright cherry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this elegant red, which is firm and vibrant, with refined tannins lending support. There is excellent harmony here, and the aftertaste lingers with a mineral element. Best from 2022 through 2042.
93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Barbaresco Ronchi is the most representative of this estate because it's where this family estate was born. Grapes from this site have been fermented into wine for many generations starting with great, great grandfather (trisnonno) Carlo who was one of the founding members of the Cantina Sociale di Barbaresco in 1894. The Ronchi cru is planted to 50- to 70-year-old vines on calcareous marl soils that are rich in minerals. This wine reveals a distinctively floral bouquet with pretty contours of crushed stone, white licorice and wild rose. The cornerstones of the characteristic Nebbiolo bouquet are all firmly in place. The Ronchi offers a prominent and pronounced bouquet, followed by medium depth and less power on the mid-palate.
93pts James Suckling
A fruity, opulent Barbaresco with lots of strawberry and watermelon character and citrus undertones. Tannic, yet there’s plenty of richness and intensity. Better after 2022.
Deep garnet red. Intense, frank, fruity, cherry, blackberry, vanilla, toasted nuts, sweet spices, complex, balsamic and mineral notes. Rich, soft, fresh, fine tannins, good persistence.
Pairs well with savory pasta dishes, grilled meat, and medium seasoned cheeses.