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

Sobon Estate 2019  Barbera
93 points
$17
Best Buy
Dark garnet color. Aromas of raspberry confuter, clay, fresh herbs, and peony blossom with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a subtle, long plum pudding, black tea and sweet aleppo pepper finish with moderate oak flavor. A delicious, juicy Barbera with great balance and a distinctive finish.
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Exceptional Value
93 points $17 Best Buy
Ricossa 2015 Ca dei Mandorli Barbera
90 points
$34.99
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of prune, black cassis, dark chocolate biscuit, vanilla bean, and spiced tea with cream with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length finish with notes of balsamic reduction and fig with moderate oak flavor. A bold, very fruity Barbera that will be a great pizza pairing
90 points $34.99
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.
Ricossa 2019 Appassimento Barbera
89 points
$19
Rich deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry coulis, hints of licorice, shortcake, shale, and cola with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of rosemary. A fruit-forward, exuberant Barbera with big raspberry notes; very crowd-pleasing.
Page Cellars 2017 James Henry Barbera
88 points
$41
Medium ruby garnet color. Floral aromas and flavors of dried roses, fresh raspberries, stewed cherries, and asphalt with a satiny, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy finish with notes of black peppercorn, buttered rum, chocolate nibs, vanilla, blueberries, and leather with fine, well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lipsmacking Barbera with vivacious red and black fruit.
Contempo 2020  Barbera
87 points
$9
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of fresh raspberries, kir, potpourri, and sarsaparilla with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish revealing notes of rooibos tea, cherry pie, fresh wood chips, and rosemary with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A bright and balanced red full of bright red fruit and herbaceous undertones.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Contempo 2019  Barbera
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cherry, compressed watermelon, blackberry custard, hints of rose, carob, and earth with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish that presents accents of bay leaf with a suggestion of oak flavor. A rock solid Barbera with a nice blend fruity and earthy notes.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Sobon Estate 2018  Barbera
87 points
$17
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of butterscotch, milk chocolate, brandied cherry, roasted dates, hints of cured meats, and lingonberry jam with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-long coconut and candied fennel seed finish. A silky, luscious Barbera with earthy undertones.
Shenandoah Vineyards 2018 ReZerve® Barbera
87 points
$24
Black violet color. Inviting aromas of black plum, palo santo, licorice, eucalyptus-mint tea, and honey with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long shortbread finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An atypically full-bodied Barbera with rich notes of plum and herbs.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2018  Barbera
86 points
$24
Black violet color. Aromas of frosted Cheerios, apple cake, mole, black olive, and stewed plum with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-length ruby red grapefruit and pink peppercorns finish with moderate oak flavor. A bold Barbera with rich fruit notes and savory components.