Always an incredibly dynamic bottling, the La Villa beautifully marries the thrust and energy of Nebbiolo with the fleshy depth of old vine Barbera. The ’12 is flat out rockin’good.
“The 2012 La Villa, a blend of 60% Larigi Barbera and 40% Arborina Nebbiolo, is superb. Wonderfully alive and nuanced, the 2012 races across the palate with beautifully layered fruit and fabulous overall balance. Dark red cherry, plum, spice and new leather notes meld together in the glass. As is typically the case, the Barbera gives richness and mid-palate, while the Nebbiolo is mostly felt in the wine’s aromatics and structure.” 95 points Galloni