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89 • Sobon 2011 Barbera, California $14. Best Buy.
Red brick color. Oak driven aromas of nuts, leather, dried cherries, and clay with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy craisin, spice, beet, and earth nuanced finish. A nice meshing of old world and new world styles that will be great at the table. (tasted on May-19-2014)
89 • Nevada Ridge 2011 Barbera, Nevada $21.95.
Garnet color. Bright aromas of berry custard pie and grape jam with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a juicy, creamy vanilla and savory pickled root vegetable accented finish. Tasty and rather zin-like. (tasted on May-19-2014)
89 • Beauregard Vineyards 2011 High Valley Vineyard, Barbera, High Valley $28.
Ruby color. Interesting aromas of peach custard, grilled pineapple, and cherry-apple pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, pomegranate-orange sorbet, cedar, and earthy beet accented finish. Very distinctive, flavorful, and fun. (tasted on May-19-2014)
88 • Ledson 2011 Estate, Barbera, Sonoma Valley $44.|Find-a-Wine|
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of mocha gelato and berry cream pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a crunchy apple, grain, and chewy tannin finish. (tasted on May-19-2014)