We had this wine with a somewhat spicy pork stir fry, and it worked well. The wine is not particularly spicy itself, but it has the right balance of ripeness and acidity to stand up to the Asian spices and soy sauce.
Very deep and dark. Probably oak influenced. Pretty aromas of violets, blackcurrants and coffee. Same on the palate. Hard not to like this wine. Plush and slightly sweet on the mid-palate. Sweeter than many Barberas but has good acidity on the finish to keep it lively and fresh.