G.D. Vajra

Barbera d'Alba

9.038 ratings
9.03 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
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9.0

The 2017 Barbera d'Alba is a joyous wine that is sure to put a smile on readers' faces. Pliant, supple and full of character, the 2017 offers superb density and tons of pure deliciousness. Sweet dark cherry, plum, mocha and sweet spice are pushed forward in this engaging, arrestingly beautiful Barbera. Best of all, the 2017 is a superb value. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

The 2017 Barbera d'Alba is a joyous wine that is sure to put a smile on readers' faces. Pliant, supple and full of character, the 2017 offers superb density and tons of pure deliciousness. Sweet dark cherry, plum, mocha and sweet spice are pushed forward in this engaging, arrestingly beautiful Barbera. Best of all, the 2017 is a superb value. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

Mar 25th, 2020
Pooneet K

Lots of dark red fruit, verging on a smidge of raisin. Quite forward and delicious. Draws you in with great mouthfeel and refreshing acid. Excellent quality for the price - just a fun one.

Lots of dark red fruit, verging on a smidge of raisin. Quite forward and delicious. Draws you in with great mouthfeel and refreshing acid. Excellent quality for the price - just a fun one.

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2020
Morgan Reese

GD Vajra can do no wrong? Bar and garden purchase. Delicious.

GD Vajra can do no wrong? Bar and garden purchase. Delicious.

Feb 6th, 2021
Hayden Hamilton

Nice but not amazing. Bright fruit, jam, strawberries and raspberries. Not a ton of depth or complexity but pleasant.

Nice but not amazing. Bright fruit, jam, strawberries and raspberries. Not a ton of depth or complexity but pleasant.

Dec 22nd, 2020
BobG

SLW really good

SLW really good

Jul 6th, 2020
John Ruvolo

Fantastic with our duck risotto. Dark fruit. Raisin finish.

Fantastic with our duck risotto. Dark fruit. Raisin finish.

Jun 27th, 2020
Sarah Keller

Taste like old souls. More aggressive tannins than usu Italian wines. Yummy with lamb

Taste like old souls. More aggressive tannins than usu Italian wines. Yummy with lamb

Jun 16th, 2020
N B
8.6

2017; good! A little ting in the jaw.

2017; good! A little ting in the jaw.

May 18th, 2020
Thomas McKee

This wine hit the sweet spot between the grilled New York steak and the grilled scallops. Went well with both, nice cherry flavours and medium bodied

This wine hit the sweet spot between the grilled New York steak and the grilled scallops. Went well with both, nice cherry flavours and medium bodied

May 2nd, 2020
Mariel L

Ok wouldn’t get again

Ok wouldn’t get again

Apr 14th, 2020