The 2007 Barber d'Alba Gallina emrges from the glass with a gorgeous array of violets, tar, smke, minerals, plums and spices. This is a beautiful delineated Barbera with gorgeous freshness and clarity that carries though to the refined finish. Some of the weight of past vintages seems missing as the 2007 is built more on finesse rather than sheer power alone. The wine continues to grow in the glass, revealing plenty of minerality and long, pure finish. It is a terrific effort form La Spinetta. The Gallina spent 16-18 months in the French oak prior to being bottled. Anicipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is a highly successful set of new releases from La Spinetta. The winesshowgreat balance and class across the board.
" - Wine Advocate