My favorite Barbera from Piedmonte, this new vintage is fantastic, with power from Serralunga soil, a very complex expression of spices, cherries, dark fruits and even some balsamic notes, menthol...wow🍷 — 2 months ago
Picked it up at the store on the walk home and Drank a bottle for fun on Thursday! Great taste and high quality for $20 — a day ago
Lovely story here at Reverie II. Grant Long, winemaker for Aonair, Blue Oak, Jack, and others, purchased the original Reverie label/brand from Diamond mountain after the owner sold the property. All current grapes and barrels were theirs and they moved their estate on the other side of 29, just down the road from Hunnicutt and re-branded as Reverie II. BEAUTIFUL new spot! Views are amazing. Part of the Aonair team left to now run this, so we knew before we showed up that it would be a great time.
Reverie II focuses on some unique wines...their white is a Marsanne Rousanne, and their reds are Tempranillo, barbera, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv and a special Reserve Cab Sauv. While all were enjoyable, this barbera was incredible. Totally blown away. Pinot-esque with the cherry and cedar notes, but the finish had the smallest hint of blackberries and blueberries. Acidic and wonderfully balanced. A must stop visit, if for the views only! — 20 days ago
I opened this too early, so there’s still some harshness, but Braida brings Barbera to a new level. Powerful grape up front, spice in the finish. Great earthy nose. — 9 hours ago
16.5+/20 (90+/100) Аромат вишни, ванили, шоколада с легкой цветочной нотой.высокая кислотность и довольно интенсивные, замшевые по текстуре танины. Неплохая насыщенность во вкусе. Приятное Вино с потенциалом к выдержке. — 10 days ago
Conterno's 2015 Barbera d'Alba Cerretta is much more expressive today than the Francia. A broad, ample wine, the 2015 is beautifully resonant on the palate, with all of the expansiveness that is so typical of this site. Next to the Francia, the Cerretta is a bit more overt and forthcoming, two qualities that are exactly what makes Barbera so compelling in the first place. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2018) — 2 days ago
Just a really wonderfully made, varietally- correct wine! Enjoyable spice and herbal notes mingle with Raspberry and tart cherry fruit. Consistent now feel and body ratio.... I want more of this versatile, food friendly gem :) — 9 days ago