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  1. G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2016
    WS92
    WA92
    $39.98
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    92 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
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Ravier Vin de Savoie Chignin Bergeron (Roussanne) 2017
    $18.98
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    First, for those that don’t know the genre, it’s probably not a bad idea to define our terms.   This term Chignin-Bergeron refers to the appellation here in the Savoie which is, in turn, named for its only permitted grape variety.  That grape variety is called Roussanne everywhere else.   But it is fair to say that the character of the varietal is quite a bit different  here in these pristine foothills in eastern France. 
     
    Sparkling streams, blue skies, this almost idyllic area yields wines of uncommon freshness with bright stone fruit and minerality taking the forefront and the typically heavy, soily, almost oxidative nature of Roussanne definitely a major part of the profile here.  These crisper, cooler versions have the honeyed tones and the earth elements present  but dialed back.  Bergeron gives a whole different impression when lifted and paired with a higher toned minerality that is a signature of this region.
     
    Philippe and Sylvain Ravier cultivate 7 hectares of Roussanne (called Bergeron here as we said).  The vines are between 10 and 30 years of age and are planted on very steep, due south-facing slopes of the Massif des Bauges at 1100-1500 feet altitude. The soil is rocky, decomposed white limestone which drains well while retaining heat to help ripen the grapes and the cool nights keep everything crisp.   The fruit is harvested by hand, carefully sorted and moved into the press by gravity. After a light pressing, the must is protected from oxidization by a blanket of CO2.
     
    The Philippe Ravier Vin de Savoie Chignin Bergeron 2017 has a rather surprising density to the delicate fruit that sits atop firm but giving acidity.  Honey and  nut elements play against the white stone fruit and flower core with subtle minerality throughout.  Fresh and light on its feet, it’s a fine example of the category.
     
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  12. Ca'Viola Barbera D'Alba Brichet 2015
    JS93
    $17.98
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    93 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.com
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  13. Cigliuti Barbera d'Alba Vigna Serraboella 2015
    WS90
    VM90
    $21.98
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    90 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 Media
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  14. Site Wines Roussanne Ballard Canyon 2014
    WA94
    VM91
    $39.98
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    94 Points! One of the best Roussannes I was able to taste from California, Weintraub’s 2014 Roussanne Stolpman Vineyards is a fresh, lively, yet also rich and full-bodied white that has rocking notes of buttered citrus, flower oil, brioche and honeysuckle. Aged eight months in neutral oak, it’s a head-turner readers should snatch up. It should drink nicely for at least 2-4 years. - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate
     
     
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