Wine Spectator 87 points - The black cherry and blackberry flavors are framed by a woodsy, tealike note. Firm and mouthwatering, this needs some fatty food, such as salumi. Drink now through 2017. 2,000 cases made.-BS
(Jun 15 2015)
Vinous 88 points - (done in stainless steel): Ruby-blue color. Black cherry and violet on the nose. Not complex or rich but juicy and brisk, showing a sappy blackberry flavor. A fairly high-acid, ”vertical” style of dolcetto to enjoy early.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2012 Dolcetto d’Alba Bricco Bastia shows pure fruit richness with a healthy dose of garden-fresh cherry and blackberry. The wine does a terrific job of presenting a steady flow of fruit flavors throughout its thick, fleshy consistency. There’s a touch of white mineral or talc powder on the finish that keeps it classy and bright. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015. (Jun 2013)