Produttori del Barbaresco

Rio Sordo Barbaresco Riserva DOCG

Rio Sordo Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy

Red Wine100% Nebbiolo
  • Tasting Notes
  • ColorRuby Red
  • NoseRed fruit notes
  • FlavorMedium-bodied with silky tannins and a long 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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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2016 Vinous Media 94 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 96 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Enthusiast 96 Jan 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 95 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 95 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 92 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Advocate 96 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Enthusiast 95 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Spectator 94 Oct 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is a serious, somber wine. Black cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol show off the darker side of Nebbiolo to great effect. In most vintages, Rio Sordo is an easygoing wine, but not in 2016. Readers will find a potent, brooding yet mid-weight Barbaresco that screams with character. What a way to start this tasting! Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate This wine usually falls somewhere in the middle of the Riserva continuum (starting with the most lithe and elegant wine and ending with the most powerful) presented by Produttori del Barbaresco in this knockout series of nine single-vineyard expressions. The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is another personal favorite. This group of Ovello, Rio Sordo, Asili and Rabajà (that sweet spot of neighboring vineyard sites in Barbaresco) is especially profound in 2015, striking a careful balance between elegance against power. The Rio Sordo offers tight and sharp fruit complete with a little tannic pinch or crunch on the close. Production is 13,333 bottles. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2015 Wine Enthusiast Dark-skinned berry, camphor, rose and crushed stone aromas shape the nose along with a whiff of pipe tobacco. The aromas carry on to the structured, full-bodied palate along with juicy Marasca cherry and licorice. Firm, fine-grained tannins provide support. Drink 2022–2030. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator This is lush and harmonious, laced with cherry, plum, licorice, iron and eucalyptus aromas and flavors. There is also a verticality here, with lively acidity and dense, well-mannered tannins creating support and depth. A saline note graces the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2045. 1,111 cases made, 250 cases imported Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator This is lush and harmonious, laced with cherry, plum, licorice, iron and eucalyptus aromas and flavors. There is also a verticality here, with lively acidity and dense, well-mannered tannins creating support and depth. A saline note graces the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2045. 1,111 cases made, 250 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is one of the more refined, delicate wines in this range. The wine's small-ish scale and open-knit feel make it easy to drink with minimal cellaring. Even so, the 2015 has good energy and impeccable overall balance. Spice, leather, cedar, tobacco and menthol add lovely aromatic top notes. It will be interesting to see how the 2015 develops over time. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2014 Wine Advocate The 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo represents a jump forward in structure compared to the other three vineyards (Pora, Pajè and Ovello) that were tasted before this wine. The Riserva Rio Sordo shows a dark and solid personality, with a tight core of black fruit that will relax and unwind with more bottle aging in the cellar. It is also slightly sharper and more focused in terms of mouthfeel, with the kind of tannic tightness you always get with young Nebbiolo in the cooler vintages such as 2014. Barbaresco lovers should jot this one down. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2014 Wine Enthusiast New leather, camphor, red-berry and rose aromas lead the way on this vibrant red. The medium-bodied palate offers sour cherry, pomegranate and white pepper accompanied by bright acidity and polished fine-grained tannins that lead to a firm finish. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2014 Wine Spectator This red combines a rich, fleshy texture that verges on chewy with a firm structure and cherry, menthol, licorice, spice and mineral flavors. Dense, revealing tension and dusty tannins on the long finish. Shows terrific energy. Best from 2022 through 2042. 833 cases made, 170 cases imported. — BS Shelf Talker Full Page Review