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.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Rocca del Olmo Barbera, 2011
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