A gutsy, muscular Barbera with deep, dark flavors of chocolate, blackberries, black currants, sweet leather and spices. It shows Barbera’s typical acidity and tannins, and is bone dry. This is one of the better ones out there.
Opening with strong aromas of baked bread, this lush Barbera has a ton of cherry and cranberry flavors at first, is full bodied and oaky. Once it opens a bit it turns into a glass of blueberry crumble, deliciously rich and a crowd pleaser for sure.
This has a pungent dustiness that’s pleasing, rounded out by ripe, tart fruit like pomegranate. It’s well-integrated, soft and smooth. The herbal notes should pair well with herb-rubbed roasted chicken.
A good, somewhat common wine that displays lots of rich fruit, but also the fundamental weaknesses that Sangiovese displays in California. The wine is dry and medium-bodied, with cherry, black raspberry, coffee and leather flavors. But it’s a bit sharp in acidity and rugged in the mouth.