Pio Cesare Barbera D'alba 2008, Doc

Barbera Barbera
Piedmont, Italy

$22.95 (938886)

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April 30, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

The nose of this mid-weight barbera is showing an appealing composite of plummy-raspberry fruit, chocolate and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Sweet vanilla, creamy coconut, oaky style of Barbera with plush fruit, medium + body and plenty of appeal here. Big...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Ripe and woody, a definite departure from the traditional style. The palate is tart, oak and cherry-flavoured, with...

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Community Reviews (1)

Damian  Espinase
Damian Espinase

A contrary approach to the Pio Cesare mantra of traditional production. The 100% french oaking is very present with 30% “mid toasting” level. The palate still represents Barbera’s varietal high acidity, and is refreshing after the nose of chocolate, vanilla and blackberry. A great wine to try as a gateway from new world regions like Sonoma, but traditionalists beware.

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