Monday, May 12, 2014

Rocca del Olmo Barbera, 2011

In many ways, this Barbera is even more impressive than its sibling, the  Barbaresco described  below. It's a darker ruby color with no amber tones; it's fuller bodied and richer in flavor. It is a very good Barbera, but, as to be expected, it lacks the complexity and class of the  Barbaresco.

Dark cherries,blueberries, cassis. Smooth on the palate. Fruity but not simple. Long finish. For $6.99 at Trader Joe's, this is another excellent value. I bought half a case; will probably regret not getting more.

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