Barbera

Sara Vezza

Superiore Villaro Barbera d'Alba 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Big grapey nose with uncommon depth for a Barbera. Spices. Minerals and gravel. Pulverized gravel that is. Gorgeous blackberry and red berry fruit. Palate is ethereal for a Barbera and so pure. Rich, yet fresh, darker fruits on the palate than on the nose. Textured and slippery. Great freshness and depth and really elegant and pure. This is showing out of its mind. Just stunned how great this is. So concentrated and fresh with just awesome depth. Really long and lovely velvety structure. — 3 days ago

Tony, Neil and 10 others liked this

Carlo Revello & Figli

Superiore Barbera d'Alba 2016

This nose needs a lot of air to come hither!

Rustic - and classic morello cherries, tangerine,, a dab of tamarind. Some very light chamomile, amd answering Pinot noirs like acidity. Absolutely delicious!
I really like this producer.
— 19 days ago

Daniel P., Daniel and 5 others liked this

Vietti

Tre Vigne Barbera d'Asti 2019

N: black cherry, licorice, wild herbs, rose petals
P: black cherry, red plum skin, more herbs, a little white pepper, tobacco, rose petal, and sun dried tomato. The darker side of barbers with lots of acidity. Dusty tannins, not heavy, just enough to give a little grip on the finish.
— 15 days ago

Adriana and Mike liked this

Josetta Saffirio

Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2019

Lyle Fass
9.1

Oh wow is what I said when I initially sniffed this. Huge Barbera fruit. Red and blue and black berries. Gorgeous spice. So fine and so nuanced. Just a tremendous nose. Shows the potential of 19. Wow, what balance, juiciness and purity. Perfect balance. Nice and grippy tannins that frame the fruit perfectly. Great concentration, depth and freshness. Such a great Barbera and also something I think will age for 5-7 years. — 3 days ago

Ericsson, Neil and 6 others liked this

Viñedo de los Vientos

Especial Barbera 2019

From the August wine share. Fun cork lol 🤪 Caramelized berries, brown sugar, black cherries, big and bold. — 4 days ago

Severn, Neil and 3 others liked this

G.D. Vajra

Barbera d'Alba 2018

Joyful, intense red and black fruits with a hint of oregano . Succulent and fresh. A subtle pepper finish. Excellent pairing with crafted artesian pizza. — 20 days ago

Paul, Alex and 6 others liked this

Sansilvestro

Monferrato Chiaretto Barbera Rosato 2019

Almonds, star fruit, and lightly scented green apple. I can almost taste a hint of sea shells with an ocean tang. — 13 days ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Shake Ridge Ranch Amador County Barbera 2017

Rich, dark purple in the glass. Shy, reticent nose of dark pie cherry, and tobacco. Smooth, (perhaps too smooth) and ripe (perhaps too ripe)… definitely “New world” in style. I think perhaps Barbera needs a bit of roughness, wildness, primitiveness to balance the fruit. Still a nice accompaniment to hot Hawaiian pizza and late-summer heirloom salad. — 6 days ago

Dawn, Shay and 3 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Stephen Redenbaugh great notes! Vintage?
Stephen Redenbaugh

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Sorry Dawn… 2017…sometimes Vinous eats the vintage!

Terre da Vino

Barbera del Monferratp Vino Frizzante

Decanted for 3h, good temperature and drank really well. Served with steak on the bone. I’ve had previous vintages and the wine has been good. With decanting and this vintage. It’s excellent — 6 days ago

Villa Giada

i Surì Barbera d'Asti

Weird nose. Like tape. But the flavor is Christmas. Clove. Pine. Really good. Fun. — 9 days ago