Eric Guido

Location: Ridgewood, NY

Food and Wine Writer for Snooth Media, Chef, Musician, Poet, Wine Lover, and Workaholic. Owner, Chef and Writer for The V.I.P. Table.

Top 5 Barbera (My top picks from recent releases)

Barbera, a wine that's great at the table or for summer sipping.  At its best, it's a fresh and berry laden wine with brisk acidity that pairs great with foods from the grill, vegetables, red sauces and, of course, pizza.  However, there's a lot of Barbera to choose from and they are not all created equal.  After tasting over thirty new releases, I came up with my top five picks.  Each are well worth their tariff.  Enjoy.

3. La Casaccia Giuanin Barbera del Monferrato (2010)

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The nose showed alpine notes of tart red berries, herbs, wild flowers and hints of pepper. On the palate, it was smooth yet intense with focused raspberry fruit and gripping tannin which fleshed out nicely toward the back palate. The finish was medium-long with lingering acidity and tart red berries.
 
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  • 154660zinfandel1 Eric Do you think Barbera from California are at the same level as the Italian Barbera.? An example of a California Barbera that I enjoyed came from Uvaggio Winery which I thought was pretty good.


  • 640513Anna Savino I don't think it is a matter of "same level". Barbera changes a lot by adapting to its terroir so it totally changes. The California Barberas that I have tried are from Amador Valley and the mountain AVAs and they were completely different. Fuller bodied, less acid but still very good. Obviously my palate is used to Barberas D'Asti, and Alba so I prefer the acidity here. Keep trying some more and let us know!


  • 154660zinfandel1 Anna Savino Thanks for your input. I will keep trying some more.


  • 640513Anna Savino If you ever get a chance try Vajra Barbera Superiore 2008 or 2009 ... it is a berry nectar! amazing! Now I am drinking Burlotto Barbera which is pretty damn good too! :) cin cin


  • 92549Eric Guido yes, i've had the Vajra and I love it. I just wish it was easier to find. I'm also a huge fan of their Nebbiolo.



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