Pio Cesare Barbera D’Alba 2008

Here’s a well priced wine that punches above its weight.  It is garnet in colour with tears evident.  A medium intensity aroma emerged from the glass.  Red fruits, plums, oak, herbs and cherries were all in attendance.  On the palate, expect red fruits, medium plus to high acidity and pleasingly ripe tannins.  Good length (15 seconds plus on my count) confirmed this to be an excellent wine.  For $30, it’s a dead set winner.  Drink over the next couple of years.  89 points.

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $29.99
Website: http://www.piocesare.it/index.htm
Tasted: August 2011

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