About Barbera Red Wine

About Barbera Red Wine
Barbera is a hearty, spicy red, produced most notably in Italy's Piedmont region as well as in California, especially in Sonoma, where it was brought there by Italian immigrants in the 19th century.

Top Picks for Barbera

Bella Luna Estate Winery 2016 Siletto Vineyard Barbera
93 points
$45
Garnet black color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate cherry nut bar, malt balls, bergamot, and leather with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long finish with impressions of kiwi-melon relish, caramel apples, cedar, and pepper with fine, chewy tannins. A great new world approach to the classic Italian varietal that brings forth boatloads of fruit and chocolatey oak flavors.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2017  Barbera
90 points
$25
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate silk pie, raspberry preserves, caramel latte, and sticky toffee pudding with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with light oak flavor. A luscious, juicy, fruit-forward wine that will appeal to red blend lovers.
Matire 2016  Barbera
89 points
$25
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of white strawberry, cranberry chutney, and stewed plums with a vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a breezy cranberry skin, raspberry thicket, and granite finish. A dense but juicy Barbera that doesn’t skimp on fruit.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2016  Barbera
88 points
$25
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry preserves, charred candied yams, almond croissant, candied orange peel, ripe papaya, and saffron with a velvety, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich, plush, slightly earthy Barbera packed with autumnal flavors.
Reva 2015  Barbera dAlba Superiore
88 points
$29.99
Black violet color. Sweet aromas and flavors of sweet goat cheese gelato, boysenberry compote, honey, buttercream, and rose hips with a satiny, lively, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish. A smooth and crowd-pleasing style makes this a solid choice for a red sipper; malbec fans need apply.
88 points $29.99
Collina San Ponzio 2017 Bric Dei Pittatori Barbera dAlba DOC
87 points
$21
Deep purple color. Fruity aromas of raspberry jam and mountain tea with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, medium-length scone and carob finish. A jammy Barbera with gobs of berry aromas.
Luisi 2016  Barbera dAsti
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, black tea with cream, coffee beans, rose petal jam, and chamomile with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing notes of tobacco and sage with a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy Barbera that is a great light-bodied choice for the table.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Zeroincondotta 2017  Barbera
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Earthy, fruity aromas of black raspberry jam and earth with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a seamless, stimulating, medium-length raisin studded cinnamon buns and rosemary finish with no oak flavor. A dense Barbera with juicy fruit and a spicy underbelly.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Riva Leone 2017  Barbera
86 points
$9.99
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Ruby black color. Aromas of mulberry, toasted granola, and bread crusts with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a polished, swift tart raspberry and hibiscus finish. A easy-drinking Barbera for salumi.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy