Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barbera d'Alba

9.130 ratings
9.29 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
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

Dark blackberry and currants, tobacco, dark olive and acid. Very good and holding up well.

Dark blackberry and currants, tobacco, dark olive and acid. Very good and holding up well.

Feb 17th, 2019
William Murray

Serious Barbara, acid, fruit, great. Young I think similar to certain cheaper options, but withy the balance this will live longer than most

Serious Barbara, acid, fruit, great. Young I think similar to certain cheaper options, but withy the balance this will live longer than most

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2014
Richard Young

Wine Specialist Christie's

8.5

2008

2008

Aug 5th, 2013
Christopher Tracy

Winemaker/Partner, Channing Daughters

Corked

Corked

Jan 25th, 2016
Joakim Bogström

A 2008 and delivers pure primary fruits in palate and nose. Some hints of semi-washed coffee beans and ripe red plums. Perhaps a tad high in alcohol.

A 2008 and delivers pure primary fruits in palate and nose. Some hints of semi-washed coffee beans and ripe red plums. Perhaps a tad high in alcohol.

Sep 9th, 2017
Tom Wood

Opened for a day and delivering it's beautiful youthful purity of fruit. Tannins have settled and are somewhere in the background while it's natural juicy bright acidity takes over. Some blueberry notes in there too but mainly rich and red fruited. Solid flavour intensity and too easy to drink

Opened for a day and delivering it's beautiful youthful purity of fruit. Tannins have settled and are somewhere in the background while it's natural juicy bright acidity takes over. Some blueberry notes in there too but mainly rich and red fruited. Solid flavour intensity and too easy to drink

Jun 12th, 2016
William Murray

Rasberry blueberry mix. Concentrated... Barberas ability to age is a little known gem, and this one in partic will last a long time

Rasberry blueberry mix. Concentrated... Barberas ability to age is a little known gem, and this one in partic will last a long time

Jan 4th, 2016
Dominic Procopio

Nice depth. A little taste with Sammy, Britt and Daniela after Thanksgiving.

Nice depth. A little taste with Sammy, Britt and Daniela after Thanksgiving.

Nov 28th, 2015
Gibson Campbell

2008 vintage singing w turkey stuffing and fixins. Wish I had a lot more of this

2008 vintage singing w turkey stuffing and fixins. Wish I had a lot more of this

Oct 9th, 2015
Lewis Chester

2008 vintage. Not for me.

2008 vintage. Not for me.

Dec 19th, 2014