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Vignota Barbera d'Alba

8.985 ratings
8.916 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, 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
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

9.2

Juicy dark fruits- medium tannins- grown on the mid slope.

Juicy dark fruits- medium tannins- grown on the mid slope.

2 people found it helpfulJan 14th, 2015
Ashley Loafman

Absolutely fantastic Barbera D’Alba. Very aromatic, totally indicative of Alba, so much expression of land and place. Monforte. $28 at B21. Drinkable now but has huge potential for age-ability, 6-10 years in cellar. One of the best Barbera’s I’ve tasted in a long time.!

Absolutely fantastic Barbera D’Alba. Very aromatic, totally indicative of Alba, so much expression of land and place. Monforte. $28 at B21. Drinkable now but has huge potential for age-ability, 6-10 years in cellar. One of the best Barbera’s I’ve tasted in a long time.!

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2019
Isaac Pirolo

Lots of concentration for a Barbera. Fully mature, but still plenty of tannic structure and fresh acidity. Flowers, earth, black cherry and dark chocolate.

Lots of concentration for a Barbera. Fully mature, but still plenty of tannic structure and fresh acidity. Flowers, earth, black cherry and dark chocolate.

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2016
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.3

A barbera with unbelievable concentration. Black cherry, plum, cocoa.

A barbera with unbelievable concentration. Black cherry, plum, cocoa.

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Vay John Blazina

Dark red color with a nice dark berry nose and a big complex body with a somewhat complex body and a long aftertaste. This is a modern Barbers that would compete with the Barbaresco’s & Barolo’s, but with much less need for aging & much less cost, but with less complexity.

Dark red color with a nice dark berry nose and a big complex body with a somewhat complex body and a long aftertaste. This is a modern Barbers that would compete with the Barbaresco’s & Barolo’s, but with much less need for aging & much less cost, but with less complexity.

Oct 19th, 2019
M. Christopher Roebuck

This was decent , but we had a difficult and stressful travel day to Como.

90 points

This was decent , but we had a difficult and stressful travel day to Como.

90 points

Jun 27th, 2019
Ebbe Bonde Soerensen

Very delicious wine, good grip and all you need from this grape, great Q/P🎩

Very delicious wine, good grip and all you need from this grape, great Q/P🎩

Dec 14th, 2018
Stefan

Great wine with deep aroma’s of dark fruit. Nice length and balance.

Great wine with deep aroma’s of dark fruit. Nice length and balance.

Apr 30th, 2018
Vay John Blazina

Nice nose, deep red color with a lovely medium to full body with some complexity and a decent medium aftertaste. A lovely wine that dispels the “cheap red grape” thoughts about this grape. It still has several years in a cool cellar. An easy 90/100.

Nice nose, deep red color with a lovely medium to full body with some complexity and a decent medium aftertaste. A lovely wine that dispels the “cheap red grape” thoughts about this grape. It still has several years in a cool cellar. An easy 90/100.

Mar 18th, 2018
Andrew Edwards

Il mulino in Vegas

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Jan 9th, 2018