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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.
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)
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 • Produttori Valtiglione 2008 Barbera d'Asti $9.99. Best Buy.
Ruby color. Aromas of black raspberry cobbler and cocoa. Round and supple with a dry-yet-fruity medium body. Pencil shaving, cranberry, and pear skin notes glide along a smooth, satisfying finish. Pair with veal parmesan. (tasted on Sep-02-2010)
88 • Produttori Valtiglione 2006 Superiore, Barbera d'Alba $13.99. Best Buy.
Deep ruby black color. Baked plum, fig, white toffee, wet clay and delicate spice aromas. round and supple with a dryish medium body. Roasted pepper, tomato, squid ink and herb notes on the graceful, fine tannin finish. A savory treat for the table. (tasted on Sep-02-2010)
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)
86 • Salvano 2007 Barbera d'Alba, Piedmont $19.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep garnet with a violet cast. Aromas of damp earth, fennel, and cocoa dusted berries and nuts follow through on a round, buoyant entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with delicate dried currant, lemon juice, and tangy cranberry sauce notes. Finishes with a long, crisp, powdery tannin fade. (tasted on Jun-14-2010)