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90 • Zeroincondotta 2013 Barbera, Piemonte DOC $12.99. Best Buy. Certified Organic-Organically Grown Grapes
Violet black color. Curious aromas and flavors of jerky, leather, dried berries, and olive skin with a supple, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. (tasted on Oct-27-2014)
89 • Calini NV Barbara d'Asti Superiore $13.99. Best Buy.
Dark garnet color. Aromas of plum tart, pressed flowers, spiced honey, and caramelized carrots with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy cranberry, beet, and apple accented finish. A zesty red for spicy meat dishes. (tasted on Jun-23-2014)
89 • Villadoria 2013 "Tardòc", Barbera d'Alba DOC $14.99. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Attractive aromas and flavors of berries, honey cream, date pastry, and clay with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing finish displaying accents of blood orange, leafy earth, olive skin, and green apple with crunchy tannins. A rock solid Barbera with a nice combination of fruit, acidity, and earth. (tasted on Oct-27-2014)
88 • Ricossa 2013 Barbara d'Asti DOCG $16.99.
Bright medium blue violet ruby color. Attractive aromas and flavors of plums, black berries, lovely salinity, and subtle bread crust note with a silky, tangy, dryish medium-to-full body and an even, prodigious, medium-long finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. (tasted on Dec-15-2014)
93 • Batasiolo 2009 Sovrana, Barbera d'Alba DOC $21.99.
Aromas of melted chocolate on espresso beans and nuts and berry pie with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, highly polished finish with zesty grilled cranberry notes and chewy tannins playing together nicely. Pair with steak au poivre or lamb tagine. (tasted on Sep-24-2012)
92 • Ricossa 2010 Barbara d'Asti DOCG.
Aromas of blackberries, candied citrus, chestnuts, and faint incense with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a refreshingly crisp, mouthwatering finish. A great choice for the table. (tasted on Mar-26-2012)
92 • Battaglio 2009 Barbera d'Alba DOC.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of dried cherries and berries, brown spices, nougat and clay with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy chocolate craisin and spice finish with fine tannins. A great table wine or sipper; pair with lasagna. (tasted on Nov-05-2012)
91 • Ricossa 2009 Barbara d'Asti DOCG $14. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Robust aromas of plums chocolate toffee with a racy vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long tangy pomegranate, cedar, and wet slate finish. Excellent vibrancy and table friendliness. (tasted on Jun-21-2011)
91 • Zeroincondotta 2011 Barbera d'Asti DOCG $12.99. Best Buy. Certified Organic
Aromas of piney herbs, spices, sandalwood, cocoa, grilled citrus and yams is evocative of añejo tequila with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a zesty pomegranate, vanilla, and earth finish. A fun flavor ride; pair with spiced beef, lamb and moles. (tasted on Sep-24-2012)
89 • Baravalle 2009 Barbara d'Asti DOCG.
Aromas of honeycomb, cherry salt water taffy, dried flowers, and chocolate strawberry tart with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy pomegranate, graham cracker and mineral finish. A nice choice for meat and pasta dishes. (tasted on Nov-05-2012)
89 • Ricossa 2011 Barbara d'Asti DOCG $16.99.
Deep garnet violet color. Rich aromas of cherry-boysenberry compote and melted toffee with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy nut and mineral accented finish with chewy tannins. A solid Barbera that will shine at the table. (tasted on Mar-11-2013)
88 • Baravalle 2007 Superiore Nizza, Barbara d'Asti DOC.
Garnet color. Bright banana taffy, tree bark, and toasted cherry-berry pie aromas with a silky, fruit-yet-dry medium body and a racy, nougat and spice driven finish. A nice zippy sipper or table wine. (tasted on Nov-05-2012)
87 • Villadoria 2011 "Tardòc", Barbera d'Alba DOC $14.99. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of blueberries, vanilla, and peppery spices with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, cranberry, blackberry and mocha accented finish. Tasty. (tasted on Sep-30-2013)
86 • Villadoria 2011 Tardòc, Barbera d'Alba DOC $14.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Opaque with a medium red rim. Aromas of cherries, crushed strawberries, plums, red currants and white mushrooms. Fine tannins and mouth quenching acidity beautifully frame cherry, strawberry and plum flavors. (tasted on Sep-19-2013)