Robert Parker: The entry-level 2009 Barolo Zonchera is engineered to appeal to those (including many foreign consumers) who show less appreciation for the astringent tannin and general austerity of Barolo. In fact, this is a soft and velvety wine that appears even plumper in this warm vintage. Bright cherry is followed by mocha, cedar, espresso and tobacco that are delicious for near-term drinking. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.
A dry full-bodied, red wine, Zonchera displays the rich flavor and heady bouquet characteristic of a quality Barolo. Originating in the vineyards of Piedmont in Northwestern Italy, Barolo is among Italy's finest red wines. Barolo Zonchera from Ceretto, a leading Piedmontese wine producer, is softer, rounder and more supple than traditional Barolos.
|Wine Spectator: Ample flesh and spice aromas and flavors lead in this red, with cherry, strawberry, tea and tobacco notes lending support. Balanced toward the tannins, with elevated alcohol and fine length. Best from 2016 through 2027. 5,416 cases made.