- G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2016WS92WA92$39.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Superiore is a precise and balanced wine that applies a very orderly approach to a grape that can often show an untamed or wild side. In fact, this wine flaunts a level of pedigree that does not go unnoticed to those in the know about Barbera. This expression has it all under control, and the wine comports itself in a soothing manner that will pair well with hearty winter dishes. Fire up the grill now, or stick it in the cave and take your chances. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com Learn More
- Marchesi Incisa Della Rocchetta Barbera d'Asti Superiore Sant Emilia 2016$26.98Availability:In Stock
- Braida Barbera d'Asti Montebruna 2016WS91JS91$22.98Availability:In Stock91 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 SpectatorLearn More
- Cara Sur Criolla Chica Barreal 2018$19.98Availability:In Stock
From the British importer: Criolla Chica – also known as the Mission grape in California – was one of the first varieties to be introduced to South America, probably in the mid 16th century. Ever since then it has been used for communion wine and often mediocre table wine, until very recently when a small group of enlightened winemakers (including Sebastian Zuccardi) have recognised its potential. The grape has a distinctive pink skin colour and so the resultant red wines are pale in colour, very much Pinot-like, although the similarities end there.
This delicious Criolla, from 80 year old organically farmed vines in Calingasta, is bursting with ripe summer fruit pudding aromas with a dusting violets and roses. Surprisingly firm tannins and serious acidity make for a wine that demands respect and good grub; roast lamb and pork belly work particularly well but anything with a nice fatty flavour is great.
- Marchesi Incisa Della Rocchetta Barbera d'Asti Valmorena 2017WE90$14.98Availability:In Stock90 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 EnthusiastLearn More
- Superba Barbera d'Asti Superiore Vigne dei Mastri 2015$37.98Availability:In StockPowerful, 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!Learn More
- E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barbera D'Alba Superiore 2016WS91WA91$29.98Availability:In Stock91 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.
- Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba Vigna Martina 2016WA93$27.98Availability:In Stock93 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
- Agostino Pavia Barbera d'Asti Blina 2016$13.98Availability:In StockFrom 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.)Learn More
- Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza La Court 2013JS92Special Price $29.98 Regular Price $60.00Availability:In Stock92 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 SucklingThree Glasses Gambero Rosso!Learn More
- Bosco Agostino Barbera d'Alba Volupta 2015JS91$22.98Availability:In Stock91 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.comLearn More
- Ca'Viola Barbera D'Alba Brichet 2015JS93$17.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! There's minerality on the nose of this Barbera, but also some smoky complexity, not to mention brambleberries and blackcurrants. A structured palate with firm tannins, refreshing acidity, and a succulent, chewy finish. Drink now. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.comLearn More
- Cigliuti Barbera d'Alba Vigna Serraboella 2015WS90VM90$21.98Availability:In Stock90 Points! Cigliuti's 2015 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Serraboella is very pretty. Inviting, pliant, with soft contours and lovely overall depth, the 2015 will drink well upon release. This is a relatively mid-weight, restrained style for the vintage. Sweet floral notes add perfume through to the finish. I would prefer to drink the 2015 over the next few years. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous MediaLearn More
- Cantine Valpane Barbera del Monferrato Perlydia 2012$18.98Availability:In StockWhat’s special about Cantina Valpane's Barbera? Well, we have presented wines from Valpane before and they are delicious examples of the breed. But what makes this house unique is that this 2012 is the current release! What kind of vintner holds on to his Barbera this long before going to market, sometimes for more than a decade? One who follows his own heart. Clearly Pietro Arditi, the ‘Barbera whisperer’, listens to the wine and not the ‘metrics’ of 21st Century marketing. Now This didn’t happen completely by accident, mind you. The land gave him some juicy, vibrant fruit to work with, then he decided to keep the wine in botti (large neutral barrels) or cement until he deems it ready. What does six-year-old Barbara taste like? This particular effort is loaded with red berry fruit, but the spice and terroir notes are more expressive and better meshed because the lower acidity from bottle age lets them be.Don’t worry though, there is surprising freshness and life to the fruit. Bottled unfiltered and unfined, fermented entirely with native yeasts, there is a gregarious, fruit-forward element to Valpane’s wines as well as great purity of flavor. The Perlydia is 100% Barbera harvested from vines planted only in 2000, but it delivers the same joyous mouthful of fruit as do all of the Valpane wines. That little bit of bottle age really helps the wine to get into gear quickly and the ripe, somewhat resolved tannins and lower acidity make for an uncommonly delicious drink without a lot of fuss. To do all of this careful raising of the wines for this kind of price is an added bonus and makes Valpane a rather unique wine to offer.