This shows depth, along with a silky texture and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, violet, and dark chocolate. Suave, concentrated, and long, with a touch of heat that lingers. Drink now through 2028. Top 100 Wines of 2023, #47. —B.S.
This Barbera hits it on all levels with aromas of plum, mixed berries from fresh to preserved, wildflowers, and dried herbs. The palate is fresh and pops with tart red fruits that then give way to savory and earthy notes as the wine develops in the glass. It has ample structure, with a texture that makes it a very versatile food wine that goes with everything from veggies and fish to grilled meats.