Bodegas Cruz De Alba

Pio Cesare

Barbera d'Alba 2018

For me: good….a touch imbalanced though. Fruit was a bit pushy and dirty/cloudy on the attack. The acid was a little to energize for the weight/mouthfeel. Yes, these are characteristics of the grape/region, perhaps it could have used a year or two of rest and found better balance… Or maybe I should have pair a better meal with it ;) — 8 days ago

Poderi Aldo Conterno

Conca Tre Pile Barbera d'Alba 2017

Ted
9.1

Love this producer. Great Friday/pizza/deck or whatever wine. Ripe northern Michigan cherries. Made it through another work week 😎 — 22 days ago

Jeni
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Giuseppe Cortese

Barbera d'Alba 2010

Best shape ever for a 2010 barbera in my recent experience. Rich and balanced. Paired with steak and presented perfectly. So happy. — 13 days ago

Vicki Sliwa
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Gigi Rosso

Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2018

We have more bottles and expect this wine will benefit from more time in the bottle. All the same, this big-bodied, tannin forward barbera is a bold delight.

Also a *spectacular* pairing with charred eggplant.
— 4 days ago

Gillian Koh
with Gillian

Mario Marengo

Vigneto Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba Nebbiolo 2019

Patience and Protein.
Upon opening, this is a tannic beast. Decanted 1/2 hr or so. But... the sausage w Swiss chard and Marcella’s tomatoe sauce over polenta brought out its beauty.
N: Tar, underbrush, cola, roses, iron, dank minerality.
P: Really needs protein. Dark fruits, long,
Not rich but sappy, snappy finish. Pine forest, black cherry.


— a month ago

Anthony, Ted and 2 others liked this

Vietti

Tre Vigne Barbera d'Alba 2018

Earthy, leather, violets, tobacco. Love the tannins, opening up nicely — 7 days ago

Enzo Boglietti

Roscaleto Barbera d'Alba 2016

This was great with a steak. It’s definitely a bigger barbera but really nice with the food. Excellent tannin and dark fruits. Tasting great now. — 9 days ago

Cantine Sansilvestro

Brumo Nebbiolo d'Alba 2016

Just lovely, smooth, everything a Nebbiolo should be, and very affordable. Will drink more. — 2 days ago

Palladino

Barbera d'Alba 2017

Maurillio Palladino and his family make marvelous wine in the traditional Piedmontese style. The ‘17 is a stellar effort that is drinking so well right now. — 13 days ago

Carlo Revello & Figli

Superiore Barbera d'Alba 2018

Solid Italian red - super high punch at 15%, but still bringing a good red fruit flavor and sharp finish - good glass! — 13 days ago