WS 88 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - "Integrated, with vivid acidity supporting the blackberry and boysenberry fruit, accented by earth, leather and spice notes. Firms up, but remains ideal with tomato-based sauces and cured meats. Drink now through 2020."
Winemakers Notes - "The color is ruby red with purple hues. The scent is fresh, with fruity notes reminiscent of blackberries, red fruit jam, spicy hints of vanilla and toasted hazelnut. The taste is full and rich, with a barely noticeable acidity. The woody note is well mixed with the remaining sensations. Barbera is a wine for every meal, completes in every occasion. It goes well with tasty appetizers, pasta dishes with rich sauces and meat dishes, boiled or roasted, but also enhances the extremely traditional soups. It is also perfect for snacks with fresh meats and hard cheeses." 13.5% ABV.