94 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): "Giacosa’s 1998 Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano enjoyed a good showing, with its layers of perfumed, spiced fruit on full display. It was gorgeous and impeccably balanced... (May 2009)"
94.2 points CellarTracker.com community score.
93 points Wine Spectator: "Delicious. Full-bodied, with luscious, ripe plum, berry and cherry character and silky tannins, all in balance. Goes on and on. Wonderful. Always refined and inviting. Best from 2005 through 2010. 1,150 cases made. (11/15/03)"