Piedmont Barbera

Cappellano

Gabutti Barbera d'Alba 2013

Every time I’ve walked into the cellar, this bottle has been starring at me and since I was making pasta alla puttanesca, I figured it was as good a time as any. Definitely on the high end for Barbera d’Alba but I’ll be damned if it ain’t worth every penny. Decanted for about an hour prior to dinner. This was extraordinary on the nose. Dark fruit dominated with baking spice, in particular, there was a significant aroma of nutmeg. The other obvious bit on the nose was, and you’ll have to bear with me here, engine shop floor. Like, the smell of walking into an old mechanic’s garage. As weird as that sounds, it was awesome. On the palate it’s big with dark fruit and spices. Tangy finish. Firm but fair tannin. Balanced. So delicious on its own or with food. Drink now with an hour decant or hold. This will be really good for years to come.

— 5 days ago

Ira, Ellen and 5 others liked this
Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

jay, you gotta tell it like it is; engine shop floor

Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Scudetto Superiore Barbera d'Alba 2015

Cathy Corison
9.1

Maraschino cherries. Full body. Great balance. 15% alc. balances the Barbera acidity. Hot finish. — 12 days ago

William martin
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Eric, Laura and 27 others liked this

Accornero

Bricco Battista Barbera Del Monferrato 2011

On the fruity side but well balanced and vigorous. — 9 days ago

Hermes, Ken and 12 others liked this

Monchiero Carbone

Mon Birone Barbera d'Alba 2016

My buddy Keifer, sommelier, and now GM at Cameo in Rochester!!! walked us through how this Barbera was made in the Borolo style, oak and all. Great suggestion! Go try Cameo all MN peeps! — 8 days ago

J Greene
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Mark, Paul and 4 others liked this

Giuseppe Rinaldi

Barbera d'Alba 2013

Best barbera I’ve had in a long time. Juicy, fruity, deliciousness with terrific balance and acidity. — 8 days ago

Amr, Tony and 2 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Brovia

Ciaböt del Fi Barbera d'Alba 2015

Savory and ripe at the same time. Great with stuffed pork chops. — 9 days ago

Hermes, leon and 14 others liked this

Pico Maccario

Lavignone Piemonte Barbera Rosato

Playful aromas of wild strawberry, watermelon, cranberry, fresh-cut grass, and river stone meet nose and palate. A refreshing, but modest, backbone of acidity supports a round mouth-feel and velvety texture. The dry and balanced finish leaves the palate feeling clean and refreshed. — 11 days ago

La Spinetta

Cà di Pian Barbera d'Asti 2014

Blackberries, tar, violets. An attractive, fairly straightforward Barbera that shows more rottenness than one might expect from this vintage. Tasty. — 5 days ago

James, Vanessa and 25 others liked this
Willem Jan Withagen

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Great producer, and vry friendly might you ever end up in that corner of the world. Also make an excelent sweet wine.

Hilberg-Pasquero

Barbera d'Alba 2010

Ted
9.4

Dark cherry in color and oh so fine. Lots of perfectly ripe black cherry with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. Delicious — 10 days ago

Jeni
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Dawn, David and 5 others liked this

Giacomo Fenocchio

Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2016

Barbera d' Alba 2016 - Giacomo Fenocchio. Vibrant and fleshy, with a deep mineral vein pushing forward its sweet aromas of gooseberry, mulberry, licorice and cocoa powder. Sharp acidity and terroir-driven salinity intertwine with mounting flavors of sweet red berries and blood orange. Finishes pure and lean despite the 15% abv . Awesome! — 6 days ago