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Albera Barbera d'Asti

8.873 ratings
8.32 pro ratings
Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
David Traynor

Assistant Winemaker Vin du Lac Winery

7.8

Meh

Meh

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2015
Jace Hostvedt

Notes of charcoal and honey. Very dry but beautiful. Very close to a California Cab but not as Jamey or big.

Notes of charcoal and honey. Very dry but beautiful. Very close to a California Cab but not as Jamey or big.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2015
Kyle Miller

Wood and spice jump out of the glass. Eucalyptus and dark fruit layering underneath. Very drinkable and good balance

Wood and spice jump out of the glass. Eucalyptus and dark fruit layering underneath. Very drinkable and good balance

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2015
Jay Kline

Simple. But distinctly old world...though it has some similarities to traditional Rioja (American oak?). Anyway, works with the food.

Simple. But distinctly old world...though it has some similarities to traditional Rioja (American oak?). Anyway, works with the food.

Dec 11th, 2014
Chris Harbert

Much smoother than expected. Easy to drink, solid wine.

Much smoother than expected. Easy to drink, solid wine.

Mar 15th, 2020
Drew Stanley

Table wine. Boring but not cheap tasting.

Table wine. Boring but not cheap tasting.

Jan 13th, 2020
Darren Clayson

Tasty with a slight alcohol kick

Tasty with a slight alcohol kick

Dec 11th, 2019
Anne Richardson

Our first Barbera and we like it! Cherries and spice. A touch of vanilla. So good with steak!

Our first Barbera and we like it! Cherries and spice. A touch of vanilla. So good with steak!

Jan 13th, 2019
Yeis Eao

Sun-baked sour cherry, jammy red plum, and a curl of incense show on the nose and palate. Poor acidity and barely-there tannin send this into flabby territory but it's smoothness should mollify those who say they hate red wine.

Sun-baked sour cherry, jammy red plum, and a curl of incense show on the nose and palate. Poor acidity and barely-there tannin send this into flabby territory but it's smoothness should mollify those who say they hate red wine.

Jun 25th, 2017
Ken Venezio

Very thin. Very little fruit. Ordered it in a pizza restaurant. Thought I'd take a shot. Poor choice. Worth 10.00 but not much more.

Very thin. Very little fruit. Ordered it in a pizza restaurant. Thought I'd take a shot. Poor choice. Worth 10.00 but not much more.

May 28th, 2017