I am always on the lookout for good Barberas in the $10 to $12 price range. My favorites at this time are Franco Serra and Costa di Bussia.
Aromas are lovely--cherry, black licorice and flowers--spicy and bright. Flavors are the same. Firmness in the middle; the wine is still young. Some leather on the finish along with intricate fruit flavors.
This wine has been selling for $9.99 at D&W in Kalamazoo. I consider it one of the best values in the store.