G.D. Vajra

Barbera d'Alba

9.159 ratings
9.08 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
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.8

Still deep purple. Nose is a bit closed. Little gassy on palate entry. With decant shows generous, fleshy textured dark berry atoms and flavors. More simple that previous bottles.

Still deep purple. Nose is a bit closed. Little gassy on palate entry. With decant shows generous, fleshy textured dark berry atoms and flavors. More simple that previous bottles.

Mar 11th, 2019
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.2

Dense purple color. Expressive nose w black fruits, plums and a hint of baking spice. Impeccable balance in the mouth. Delicious. Better day one than day 2-3...

Dense purple color. Expressive nose w black fruits, plums and a hint of baking spice. Impeccable balance in the mouth. Delicious. Better day one than day 2-3...

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2017
Anya Spethmann

Juicy and pure and just lovely.

Juicy and pure and just lovely.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2016
Matt Lasater

Nuanced, elegant, and soulful. Barbera like this always reminds me of how awesome this wine can be. Black cherry, black raspberry, graphite, potpourri, violets, hay and spice (pretty much what the bottle says). Structurally balanced but shows lots of finesse.

Nuanced, elegant, and soulful. Barbera like this always reminds me of how awesome this wine can be. Black cherry, black raspberry, graphite, potpourri, violets, hay and spice (pretty much what the bottle says). Structurally balanced but shows lots of finesse.

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2016
Erik Petersen

Great value. Drinks well - June 2017.

Great value. Drinks well - June 2017.

Mar 21st, 2018
Jonah Otis

Gets better with air, decant for an hour and it will pay off.

Gets better with air, decant for an hour and it will pay off.

Jan 20th, 2018
Dane Hoyt

This was just delicious 😋

This was just delicious 😋

Oct 7th, 2017
Cynthia Garcia

Big for a barbera. Underripe dark fruit, smoky honey whiskey on the finish.

Big for a barbera. Underripe dark fruit, smoky honey whiskey on the finish.

May 26th, 2017
Mike O'Connor

Very smooth for a barberra

Very smooth for a barberra

May 13th, 2017
Cynthia Garcia

Overripe cranberries, cherries, deep red color for a Barbera. It has something to say

Overripe cranberries, cherries, deep red color for a Barbera. It has something to say

May 13th, 2017