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  1. Revello Barbera d'Alba 2017
    $14.98
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    The 2017 vintage isn't going to answer the question of what Barbera should be. But it is a unique and joyful look at something the grape can be but rarely is. The short story of the vintage is crops reduced by weather quirks in the spring, low yields, warm dry summer, phenolic ripeness and an early harvest. The result is possibly the juiciest, tenderest, most engaging examples of Barbera we can recall tasting...ever! Learn More
  2. G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2016
    WS93
    WA92
    $39.98
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    93 Points! Smooth and opulent, this red exudes mulberry, black currant, violet and iron aromas and flavors. Balanced and concentrated, ending with a cascade of ripe fruit. Shows fine purity and tension. Drink now through 2024. - Wine Spectator Learn More
  3. Marchesi Incisa Della Rocchetta Barbera d'Asti Superiore Sant Emilia 2016
    WE90
    $26.98
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    90 Points! Aromas of blue flowers, underbrush, ripe plum and exotic spice shape the nose. Despite its bold structure and muscle on the palate, it shows surprising finesse in flavors of fleshy blackberry, brandied cherry, star anise and tobacco framed in velvety tannins. Thanks to the succulent fruit, you barely notice the warmth of alcohol on the close. - Wine Enthusiast Learn More
  4. Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 2016
    WS90
    DEC91
    JS93
    WA92
    $33.98
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    93 Points! Such a perfumed and complex nose for a Barbera with pressed lavender, violets, orange peel and citrus. Medium to full body, layered and serious tannins and a medium-long, spicy yet taut finish. - JamesSuckling.com Learn More
  5. Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2016
    $13.98
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    Winery Notes: Ageing in Barriques, big oak barrels and steel tanks for approximately 18 months. Ruby purple color with ripe red cherry aromas with hints sweet spices. A dry, medium bodied red wine with refreshing acidity, the Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne is well balanced with good integration of oak, good complexity and a long finish of red cherries. Learn More
  6. Casa Smith Barbera Cervo Wahluke Slope 2017
    JD93
    $17.98
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    93 Points! One of the best expressions of this variety outside of Italy must be the 2017 Barbera Cervo from Charles Smith. Its vibrant purple/ruby color is followed by a fresh, complex bouquet of blue and black fruits, leafy herbs, vanilla, and spice. It’s terrific on the palate as well, offering medium to full body, tons of fruit, and remarkable purity. Drink it any time over the coming 4-5 years. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
  7. Braida Barbera d'Asti Montebruna 2016
    WS91
    JS91
    $22.98
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    91 Points!  A bright, succulent style, with vibrant acidity driving the black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors. Dense yet balanced, offering a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. - Wine Spectator
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  8. Marchesi Incisa Della Rocchetta Barbera d'Asti Valmorena 2017
    WE90
    $14.98
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    90 Points!  Aromas of black-skinned fruit, blue flower, cooking spice and a whiff of forest floor fill the glass. It's full bodied and juicy, doling out succulent Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and clove set against tangy acidity and elegant tannins. Drink through 2021. - Wine Enthusiast
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  9. Superba Barbera d'Asti Superiore Vigne dei Mastri 2015
    $37.98
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    Powerful, cherry, blackberry jam, vanillin and spices for this exceptional Barbera Superiore, obtained from a re-fermentation of dried grapes, just like they do in Amarone country.  And yes, it does taste like a Barbera Amarone...delicious stuff!
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  10. E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barbera D'Alba Superiore 2016
    WS91
    WA91
    $29.98
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    91 Points!  The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Superiore starts off with subtle and careful intensity. But as it takes on greater momentum in the glass, you begin to recognize dark fruit, etched mineral and black olive. The finish is polished and crisp. This Barbera reveals significant depth and lasting persistence. - Monica Larner, Wine Advocate.
     
     
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  11. Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2016
    WA93
    $27.98
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    93 Points! The Barbera grape can often act like Nebbiolo showing its best results in the later vintages that end on a cool note. Those conditions are what define the beautiful 2016 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina. The wine sees 20 days of maceration with submerged cap, and the bouquet is flowing, polished and impactful as a result. Blackberry, summer cherry and plum rise from the glass. Some 18 months of oak aging adds delicate touches of spice, leather and cedar. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com Learn More
  12. Agostino Pavia Barbera d'Asti Blina 2016
    $13.98
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    From importer Oliver McCrum: 'Blina' is the name of the vineyard. This wine is a direct, straightforward rendition of the Barbera grape. Fresh acidity and berry flavors are the hallmarks of Barbera, but low yields and old vines give this wine very good depth and concentration, too. Fermentation and aging are completed in stainless steel, and the wine is bottled before the following harvest. (There are two things I like about wines that aren't aged in oak; one of them is that they taste of fruit, rather than oak, and the other is that they are better value. New barriques cost $800+ each.)
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  13. Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza La Court 2013
    JS92
    Special Price $29.98 Regular Price $59.98
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    And how about this killer closeout on one of Piedmont's most treasured Barberas? Three Glasses from Gambero Rosso and92 Points!  Hints of chocolate and walnut with black fruits on the nose. Full body, light tannins and a velvety texture. Lots of flavor. Drink now. - James Suckling Learn More
  14. Coppo Barbera D'Asti L'Avvocata 2017
    JS90
    $13.98
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    Three Glasses Gambero Rosso and 90 points Suckling!
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  15. Jeremie Huchet & Jeremie Mourat Muscadet Sevre et Maine Monnieres-Saint-Fiacre 2013
    WA91
    $19.98
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    91 Points! From old vines on gneiss, the pale yellow colored 2013 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Monnières-Saint-Fiacre offers a very clear and reductive nose with spicy-mineral, herbal and white fruit flavors. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, this is an elegant, mineral and persistent wine with a tight structure, clear fruit flavors and a long and refreshing finish with grip. Still young but very promising. - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
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  16. Bosco Agostino Barbera d'Alba Volupta 2015
    JS91
    $22.98
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    91 Points! Plenty of blue fruit, slate and violets to this Barbera on the nose as well as hints of resin. Full body, fine acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
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  17. Giacomo Grimaldi Barbera d'Alba Pistin 2017
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    You need to be pistìn, or fussy, to make a good Barbera, grandpa Ernesto used to say. Ferruccio Grimaldi has taken this on board to create this territorial, fresh, clean, polished, genuine Barbera. This splendid offering comes from great terroir in Monforte and Novello in Barolo. Learn More
  18. Chateau Thebaud Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2010
    $19.98
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    This is not your grandfather’s Muscadet.  While Muscadet has long been recognized as one of the world’s great value wines, there is much more to the region. The cru communaux (communal crus) were initially set up in 2011 and now total 11 in number (as of 2017). These are distinct crus (think cru Beaujolais as a comparison) that were associated with unique soil types where exceptional examples of Muscadet’s grape, Melon de Bourgogne, were consistently harvested. Lower yields and longer aging sur lie (a minimum of 18 months on the lees and 2 years total elevage is required) help to ensure only the very best wines carry the cru names on them. Only 1% of all Muscadet is cru communaux!
     
    The ‘Curious Beasts’ vinify the crus separately using the same farming and winemaking techniques for each. They focus on old, head-trained vines (most are more than 50 years old), organic farming, and minimal intervention winemaking. After fermentation the wines are aged for long periods of time in underground cement tanks on the lees. By keeping everything the same between plots, they clearly demonstrate the differences in terroir.  Chateau-Thebaud is comprised of 50-year-old vines planted at a dense 7000 vines/ha on clay gravel atop granite.   The grapes are hand harvested, slowly pressed and cold settled. The native yeast fermentation occurs in underground tanks with no lees stirring and the wine is aged on those lees solids for 5 years before bottling.
     
    The result is this riveting white.  The Jérémie’s Chateau Thebaud Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2010, at age eight, is remarkably vigorous, and shows no sign of tapering off.  The bright flavor band hurls intense stony minerality, skin-on pear, lime, honey, orange and almond, with a changing profile every sip.  High pitched yet creamy through the middle, this engages all of the palate and finishes with a snappy salinity.  It gets your attention, shows invigorating complexity, and has plenty of tension and grip to keep everything nicely humming along.  
     
    Great producer, outstanding ‘cru’, exceptional vintage, this is Muscadet at its very best.  This is Muscadet that can play with the ‘big boys’ from anywhere and change people’s expectations of what the region can do, even though only a handful of vignerons work at this level.  If you are a fan of Chablis, northern Italian or Austrian whites, or crisp whites in particular, this will be right in your wheel house.  The best part is that you can get this ‘game changer’ for under $20.  
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  19. Brovia Barbera D'Alba Sori Del Drago 2016
    $24.98
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    This Barbera is produced from grapes harvested in the “Garblet” vineyard (also known as “Fiasco”) of Castiglione Falletto from a 0.8 hectare plot on a south-southeast facing slope at 250 meters altitude. The major part of the vineyard was planted in 1970 with a portion being replanted in 1993. The “Sori del Drago” is fermented at 28 degrees Celsius for slightly more than a week. The wine is then racked into stainless steel tank and is aged for 15 to 18 months before being bottled (unfiltered). Learn More
  20. Claude Branger Muscadet Sevre et Maine Monnieres Saint Fiacre 2014
    VM91
    $21.98
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    91-92 Points! Still in tank and at least a year away from bottling when I last tasted it in late July 2016, this displays a harder stony and alkaline mineral character than the corresponding 2010 tasted alongside. Bright, piquantly pip-tinged apple, lime and white currant fruit create an invigorating and bracing palate presence, leading to a rapier, refreshing finish. - David Schildknecht, Vinous Media
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