Dark ruby in color with a wide light brick rim.
Powerful nose of blueberries, raspberries, pomegranates, black currants, wood, licorice, earth, Indian spices, vinaigrette, forest floor, wet leaves and black pepper.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, cranberries, strawberries, wood, licorice, earth, spices, leather, smoke, bell pepper, herbs, coffee, forest floor, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.
Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.
This is an aged Barbera from Piedmont, Italy. At this point, it is showing great complexity both on the nose and on the palate.
This 21 year old is over the hill by now, but still drinkable, especially with food. Died after 2 hours of airtime. It is always enjoyable to try these old wines. I loved smelling on it for a long time.
Thank you Paul for sharing.
I paired it with cheeses and olives. Was especially nice with the Brie cheese.
Mostly Barbera grapes with a small portion of Dolcetto. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.
14% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — 6 days ago
Dark but clear red. Wonderfully inviting nose of black cherry and balsam. Medium full body with a nose-marching palate of black cherry and other dark fruits, balsam, patent leather, and anise herb (in that order). Medium acidity. Medium plus, velvety tannins. This is a fully Italian take on the Cabernets (Sauvignon and Franc) that calls out for food (medium to light cuts of beef would be great… Osso bucco?), but would fare just as well by the glass. Drink now through 2028. — 7 days ago
Love this rose. Great name! — 9 days ago
Loved it. Very drinkable — a month ago
Simple heaven. Difficult to get but very enjoyable. — 24 days ago
really, really good. dark cherry flavor and still light. new favorite! winery tour march 2020 w anna — 16 days ago
I love this bubbly rosé that somehow brilliantly tastes like pandan. — 6 hours ago
Different, from Berkeley wine. About $12 — 22 days ago
Cheap and frikkin delish 🤤 — 25 days ago
Todella hyvä ja kirpeä viini. Sopi erittäin hyvin kalan kanssa. Juotiin Laurin synttäreinä.
W Lauri ja Anna-Leena — 21 days ago