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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Riva Leone 2017  Barbera
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
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