Piedmont Barbera

Cesare Bussolo

Santa Lucia Barbera d'Alba 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

In the zone now. First wine in eight days due to the flu. Thankful no COVID-19. Nose is spicey, ebullient and ripe. Juicy nose if possible. Mega Barbera fruit but also a Cornas like granitic tension. Wonderful deep and big berries. Palate is fresh and elegant with lovey linearity and freshness. Gotten more nimble as it ages. Very sappy and pure. Opulent but only just so. Great acids, balance and freshness. So so pure. Excellent showing. — 17 days ago

Michael, John and 9 others liked this
John Howard

John Howard Influencer Badge

@Lyle Fass get better soon. Sounds killer.
Lyle Fass

Lyle Fass Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@John Howard im back I think! Was a slog!
John Howard

John Howard Influencer Badge

@Lyle Fass glad my man.

Cantina Luigi Pira

Superiore Barbera d'Alba 2020

Cathy Corison
9.0

Superiores- must be aged 6 months in oak. Berries, balanced. Tannic grip Barbera — 17 days ago

LM, Chris and 12 others liked this

Gianfranco Alessandria

Barbera d'Alba 2020

Dark garnet to the edge, touch of fruit on the nose with red plum. Smooth, medium bodied, red plum, maybe blackberry too. More fruit forward & lighter than expected. — 8 days ago

Peggy Cohen
with Peggy

Renato Ratti

Battaglione Barbera d'Asti

Pizza on the deck. Ratti Barbera- the perfect accompaniment. — a day ago

Dawn, Tom and 1 other liked this

San Fereolo

Austri Langhe Barbera 2013

Damp earth, black cherry, leather, drying tannin — 8 days ago

Josh, Brent and 7 others liked this

Francesco Boschis

Langhe Barbera 2020

Solid crisp Barbera from Boschis in dolcetto land. — 13 days ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Joe, Eric and 14 others liked this

Giuseppe Cortese

Barbera d'Alba 2021

Cathy Corison
9.1

Berry juice. Perfect acidity. Pretty SS only. — 14 days ago

Charlie, Paul and 9 others liked this

Damilano

Barbera d'Asti 2018

This is great for what it is: not a big Brunello but a really lovely dinner wine that will play a great supporting role behind Wednesday pasta. Nicely structured fruit, tannins and acidity make it a great food wine. — a day ago

Giorgio Pelissero

Tulin Barbera d'Alba 2015

Dirty earth and leather. Big. Maybe too big. Not much Barbera, but I kind of like it anyway? Not the oak/fruit bomb I feared though — 2 days ago

Anthony liked this

Giuseppe Cortese

Barbaresco 2019

Cathy Corison
9.3

Classico. Flowers. Complete, unity. Follows. — 14 days ago

Paul, LM and 10 others liked this