Marchesi di Barolo

Ruvei Barbera d'Alba

8.860 ratings
8.66 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
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.4

Berries, tea, lavender, leather. Nice acidity.

Berries, tea, lavender, leather. Nice acidity.

3 people found it helpfulMay 16th, 2014
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.5

Deep berry red. Earthy, plummy aromas of deep red fruits and ripe, dusty blackberry, with a mineral or saline top note. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with red berry fruit flavors and smooth tannins. The acidity is refreshing, but there are deep undercurrents, too, plus a bloom of bright raspberry on the finish. Nice complexity for an inexpensive Barbera d'Alba. 14% abv | $17 (Vermont)

Deep berry red. Earthy, plummy aromas of deep red fruits and ripe, dusty blackberry, with a mineral or saline top note. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with red berry fruit flavors and smooth tannins. The acidity is refreshing, but there are deep undercurrents, too, plus a bloom of bright raspberry on the finish. Nice complexity for an inexpensive Barbera d'Alba. 14% abv | $17 (Vermont)

Oct 28th, 2013
Paul Jakubowski

Better than expected! Short decant, because the rubber cork was stuck to the bottle and cracked the glass when removing. Something I’ve never seen before! Ruby color. Past prime by a few years. Flavors of tea and cranberries with ample tannins. Medium minus finish.

Better than expected! Short decant, because the rubber cork was stuck to the bottle and cracked the glass when removing. Something I’ve never seen before! Ruby color. Past prime by a few years. Flavors of tea and cranberries with ample tannins. Medium minus finish.

Feb 23rd, 2021
Paul Jakubowski

Below average unfortunately. Doesn’t seem like these bottles age well at all. Wasn’t flawed, but very tart and lacked depth. Fruit was present, but needed more oak or something. I’ll keep trying as we love the brand.

Below average unfortunately. Doesn’t seem like these bottles age well at all. Wasn’t flawed, but very tart and lacked depth. Fruit was present, but needed more oak or something. I’ll keep trying as we love the brand.

Nov 23rd, 2019
Paul Jakubowski

So so

Aug 25th, 2019
Paul Jakubowski

Very nice Barbera, from one of my favorite vineyards! Much better than my painting skills at Painting with a Twist with part of my team. Fun night!

Very nice Barbera, from one of my favorite vineyards! Much better than my painting skills at Painting with a Twist with part of my team. Fun night!

Aug 30th, 2017
Steve Martel

Bit ripe for me; full bodied blackberry jammy

Bit ripe for me; full bodied blackberry jammy

Feb 14th, 2015
Jay Traver

color is good, rustyburgundy, dark almost brown. nice nose, fruit. first impression is nice soft lush, savory berries which segways into some toasty, hazelnut flavors. weight is medium (6/10) with a decent linger. decanted for 2 hours before drinking, may have needed more. this could lay down for a couple more years. had it with Spaghetti

color is good, rustyburgundy, dark almost brown. nice nose, fruit. first impression is nice soft lush, savory berries which segways into some toasty, hazelnut flavors. weight is medium (6/10) with a decent linger. decanted for 2 hours before drinking, may have needed more. this could lay down for a couple more years. had it with Spaghetti

Dec 28th, 2014
Annette Franklin

Great not dry. Smooth no aftertaste
Want more😄

Great not dry. Smooth no aftertaste
Want more😄

Nov 14th, 2014
Jay Newby

Nice pepper, 14% kind f light bit nice at Maximo's Restaurant.

Nice pepper, 14% kind f light bit nice at Maximo's Restaurant.

May 11th, 2014