James Suckling (93)- "Aromas of crushed berry and raspberry with some flint and slate undertones. Medium-bodied with a solid core of fruit and slightly chewy tannins. Shows tension and focus. Drink now."
Wine Advocate (92)- "The La Spinetta 2018 Barbera d'Alba Gallina is balanced and bright with dark fruit, pressed blackberry, plum and sweet potting soil. The wine is soft and richly textured, making it perfect to pair across from a classic roast pork dinner."
Vinous Media (93)- "The 2017 Barbera d'Alba Gallina is sleek, elegant and delicious. Black cherry, plum, licorice, spice and blackberry jam fill out the layers nicely. The 2017 is dark and voluptuous, but also shows a bit less heft than some recent years, a development that is quite positive, in my view, that will be more evident in more favorable vintages. Pretty floral accents round out the finish."