The ’11 Costa Russi explodes with succulent red and black cherry, bright red berries, kisses of cola and spice, and touches of warm saddle leather and mocha. This is a supple, round and utterly beguiling wine, and although approachable early, this Costa Russi bottling has the kind of structure, sophisticated tannins and balance that suggest you’ll be enjoying this wine for years to come. The 11-acre Costa Russi vineyard, which sits alongside Sorì Tildìn in Roncagliette, takes its name from the word “costa,” which is the side of a hill that faces the sun and “Russi,” the name of the vineyard’s former owners. The grapes for this wine ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel; then the wine ages in a year each of barrique and botti before bottling. The ’11 Costa Russi bottling marries grace with power to offer a wine enthusiasts will rave about.

Excellent Rating

94 points Wine Advocate

The 2011 Costa Russi delivers youthfulness and brightness with bold cherry fruit flavors, cassis, spice and mild cola. The wine excels in in the mouth where it shows a great degree of roundness and suppleness. Costa Russi is Nebbiolo with a tiny addition of Barbera. Drink: 2018-2038.

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