Pio Cesare

Barbera d'Alba

8.940 ratings
9.13 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
Gabriele Rotti

Always one of the best, very low price!

Always one of the best, very low price!

Apr 16th, 2019
Michael Centanni

This was a very good example of Barbera!! Acidic but not overbearing!

This was a very good example of Barbera!! Acidic but not overbearing!

Mar 16th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Gorgeous vintage that captures the more delicate and floral side of Barbera. This needed a bit of time but after tasting on the 3rd day I was very taken by its lovely aromatics, bright red fruits and silky texture. There is an almost Pinot Noir-like finesse going on here that is highly appealing. Black cherries, purple flowers and dusting of sweet baking spices. Definitely some French oak coming through but it is very finely integrated. Very silky tannins and a sense of delicacy that belies the 14.5% ABV. A real winner that I would highly recommend for food pairing or for simple and pure enjoyment.

Gorgeous vintage that captures the more delicate and floral side of Barbera. This needed a bit of time but after tasting on the 3rd day I was very taken by its lovely aromatics, bright red fruits and silky texture. There is an almost Pinot Noir-like finesse going on here that is highly appealing. Black cherries, purple flowers and dusting of sweet baking spices. Definitely some French oak coming through but it is very finely integrated. Very silky tannins and a sense of delicacy that belies the 14.5% ABV. A real winner that I would highly recommend for food pairing or for simple and pure enjoyment.

Mar 12th, 2018
Stuart Scheff

I love everything PIO. Half price on Sundays

I love everything PIO. Half price on Sundays

May 20th, 2019
Stuart Scheff

Very cherry and currant punch in the face. Just a baby but it’s Italian like my beautiful wife and I’m down.

Very cherry and currant punch in the face. Just a baby but it’s Italian like my beautiful wife and I’m down.

Apr 21st, 2019
John Miller

Full bodied and bone dry. Tart red fruit, strong tannins but at the same time light and refreshing. Complex and flavorful, excellent and excellent value.

Full bodied and bone dry. Tart red fruit, strong tannins but at the same time light and refreshing. Complex and flavorful, excellent and excellent value.

May 17th, 2018
Matt Waring

Acidic, bright, flavorful Barbera with cinnamon spice and orange notes. Awesome

Acidic, bright, flavorful Barbera with cinnamon spice and orange notes. Awesome

Mar 17th, 2018
Good Life Provisions

Biggie.

Mar 16th, 2018
Levi Joseph Dawson

A great thanksgiving wine. Paired with Ratatouille.

A great thanksgiving wine. Paired with Ratatouille.

Nov 22nd, 2017
Danielle

Good consistent predictable Barbera D'alba

Good consistent predictable Barbera D'alba

Nov 19th, 2017