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  1. 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
  2. Raul Perez Bierzo La Vizcaina La Vitoriana 2016
    WA96
    $33.98
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    96 Points!  The vines at La Vitoriana are from a north-facing part of the vineyard and are extremely old, and the grapes show their best between 13% and 13.5% alcohol. The maceration of the 2016 La Vizcaína La Vitoriana is the longest of all wines from La Vizcaína wines, and it always has very strong balsamic notes. It's subtle and elegant with a velvety texture, with lots of energy and inner strength. Pérez selects about half of the vineyard, and he feels 2016 is the year that best represents the character of the place. I'd add it's probably the best vintage so far. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com
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  3. 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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  4. Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos Bierzo 2017
    WA93
    $17.98
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    93 Points!  2017 was a very unusual year in Bierzo, and here they started harvesting the 21st of August, when they had never started harvesting in August. There are more white grapes in the 2017 Pétalos del Bierzo, almost 10%, not because they wanted to lower the alcohol, because the alcohol was similar to 2016, but because the white grapes achieved perfect ripeness (Ricardo Pérez Palacios told me he's never seen such beautiful white grapes). The wine had been bottled the day before I tasted it, so they also showed me a tank and a barrel sample they had saved for the purpose of comparison. However, the bottled wine, the first produced at their new facilities, was really singing and didn't show any fatigue. The palate was vibrant, with acid strawberry flavors. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Dominio De Bibei Ribeira Sacra Lalama 2013
    WA93
    $24.98
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    93 Points!  A champion in quality-to-price ratio, the red 2013 Lalama wants to replicate the traditional wine produced as a field blend that is mostly Mencía with some 10% a myriad other varieties—Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Garnacha Tintorera—from many different vineyards on different soils, altitudes and expositions. The destemmed and crushed grapes fermented in 2,500-, 3,500 and 4,500-liter oak vats with indigenous yeasts followed by malolactic in 300-liter barriques where it was kept for 13 months followed by a further seven months in oak vat. It has an explosive and captivating nose, an explosion of wild berries and herbs, with just a creamy touch and some spices. It's redolent of acid berries, with an electric-like sensation in the palate revealing great freshness, focused flavors, very fine tannins and a clean, long and refreshing finish. This is plain delicious, the best Lalama I remember...This combines quality, price and availability from a region where wines tend to be produced in small quantities. It's approachable and ready but should be long lived. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com
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  9. 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
  10. Agostino Pavia Barbera d'Asti Blina 2016
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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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  11. Raul Perez Bierzo La Vizcaina El Rapolao 2016
    WA95
    $31.98
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    95+ Points!  The cool and elegant character of the El Rapolao plot seems to have been amplified by the weather conditions in the 2016 La Vizcaína El Rapolao. Pérez does not own all the vineyards, so sourcing can sometimes vary within the same vineyard, and since 2016 it comes from two old plots where the Mencía is mixed with other varieties; the wine seems to have gained in depth and complexity as a result. In 2016 he did a slightly shorter maceration and matured the wine in 500-liter oak barrels for a little over 12 months. The vineyard yields well, and the wine is always expressive, balanced and elegant. It seems like slightly higher yields suit it better, and the wines have good tension and an herbal twist that adds to the complexity and freshness. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com
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  12. Raul Perez Bierzo Ultreia St. Jacques 2017
    DEC93
    WA93
    $17.98
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    93 Points!  The clean, floral and 2017 Ultreia Saint Jacques comes mostly from old vineyards from different soils in Valtuille and Villadecanes fermented in stainless steel and oak vats with part of full clusters and matured in used barriques for one year. It's produced in a fresh and very drinkable way. This is one of the best values from Bierzo and Spain, and a great introduction to Bierzo. It's a more serious wine than what the wine was when it was first produced, fresh and elegant. It's very reliable and a great value. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com
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  13. Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza La Court 2013
    JS92
    Special Price $29.98 Regular Price $60.00
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    92 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
    Three Glasses Gambero Rosso!
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  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. 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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  16. Merayo Bierzo Las Tres Filas 2016
    JS95
    $14.98
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    95 Points! Impressive fresh, peppery and spicy aromas with dark berries and graphite. The palate has glossy, ripe tannins and an attractive, long, shimmery finish. Full of interest and detail. Saturated with flavor. Drink or hold. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
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