Produttori del Barbaresco

Rabajà Barbaresco Riserva DOCG

Rabajà Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy

Red Wine100% Nebbiolo
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    red-meat
    pork
    rice
  • ColorRuby Red
  • NoseRed Fruit Notes
    Raspberryraspberry
    Red Cherryred-cherry
  • FlavorElegant and comples with silky tannins and dark fruit on the finish

Piedmont At a Glance

Region Name Piedmont

Piemonte is considered by many the top wine region of Italy, being the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, even though these mega-popular wines only account for 3% of the region’s wine production.

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Press

Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2016 Wine Advocate 98 Jun 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 98 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Spectator 97 Aug 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Enthusiast 93 Nov 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 97 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 97 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 97 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Enthusiast 96 Jan 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 93 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Enthusiast 97 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Advocate 96 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Spectator 95 Oct 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 98 Vintage 2016 Wine Advocate Rabajà is known for its precision and extreme balance, and these qualities are especially pronounced in this excellent vintage. The Produttori del Barbaresco 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà is a gorgeous wine, and one that is offered at an unbelievably low price, especially considering the quality and depth you are given here. Sheer elegance is the impression you get upon first inspection, and the bouquet opens gradually to embrace wild berry, cherry, white stone, light spice, tar and hint of toasted hazelnut. Quite a few families contribute fruit for this blend: Antona, Arossa, Bianco, Casetta, Lembo, Lignana, Manzone, Vacca and Vezza. 12,826 bottles were made this vintage. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 98 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà is brooding in its intensity. Swaths of tannin, acid and mineral notes infuse the 2016 with striking gravitas. A wine of staggering proportion and breathtaking beauty, the Rabajà is the sort of wine I wish every Vinous reader could taste because it captures the essence of place and vintage with so much pedigree and so much class. Black cherry, sage, crushed rocks, menthol and lavender are some of the many nuances that linger on the eternal finish. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2016 Wine Spectator There is purity and definition to the rose, cherry, strawberry and spice aromas and flavors in this red. Draped on an elegant profile, with a terrific mineral underpinning. Harmony and finesse renders this red approachable now, yet this will improve with a few years of aging. Best from 2025 through 2047. 1,617 cases made, 300 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2016 Wine Enthusiast Mature berry, pipe tobacco and violet aromas waft out of the glass on this full-bodied red along with a whiff of new leather. Firmly structured and austere, the muscular, fullbodied palate presents dried cherry, blood orange and licorice framed in tightly knit, close-grained tannins. You’ll also notice the warmth of alcohol on the close. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator Though rich, this red offers bright acidity and dense tannins that lend a sense of tightness, with pure cherry, strawberry and floral flavors that are persistent from start to lingering finish, where distinct spice and mineral elements play out. Best from 2023 through 2045. 1,342 cases made, 275 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator Though rich, this red offers bright acidity and dense tannins that lend a sense of tightness, with pure cherry, strawberry and floral flavors that are persistent from start to lingering finish, where distinct spice and mineral elements play out. Best from 2023 through 2045. 1,342 cases made, 275 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate The Produttori del Barbaresco 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà is a stunning wine. The aromas rise from the glass with purpose, clarity and extreme definition. This is indeed a very special wine, thanks to the direct and linear quality of fruit and the elegant tannins that build the long finish. The Nebbiolo grape is elevated to a beautiful plain or plateau, where it shows off its naked beauty in a clear and unobstructed manner. The wine affords us a panoramic view of the Piedmont grape, planted in the white tuffaceous marl soils of Rabajà. Exactly 16,104 bottles were made. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2015 Wine Enthusiast Wild berry, violet, face powder and eucalyptus aromas lift out of the glass. On the youthfully austere, structured palate, tightly knit but noble tannins wrap around black cherry, raspberry, licorice and crushed mint. Give this a few more years to fully develop. Drink 2025–2035. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà is one of the most tannic and explosive of these wines, as it so often is. Even with the heat of the vintage, the tannic bite and energy of Rabajà come through loud and clear. In the early going, though, the Rabajà appears to be one of the wines in this range most adversely affected by its relatively recent bottling. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 97 Vintage 2014 Wine Enthusiast Forest floor, new leather, rose and red-berry aromas mingle with a whiff of camphor. Youthfully austere, the taut palate shows serious aging potential, presenting juicy cherry, cranberry, star anise and orange slice set against tightly knit, noble tannins and firm acidity. Drink 2022–2034. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2014 Wine Advocate The 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà shows excellent textural richness with dark fruit, followed by notes of tobacco and tilled earth. Black truffle and dried fruit converge on the bouquet to add to the intensity. You really appreciate the freshness and sheer power of this succulent, well-structured and medium to full-bodied Barbaresco. This one's the real deal. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2014 Wine Spectator This red is opulent and lushly textured, providing a backdrop for pure cherry, black currant, floral and graphite flavors. There's a firm grip and plenty of energy here, building to the long, mineral-tinged finish. Best from 2022 through 2042. 1,442 cases made, 377 cases imported. — BS Shelf Talker Full Page Review