CaViola Barbera d’Alba Brichet 2013, Alba, Italy
The 2013 Barbera d’Alba Brichet is the archetype of modern Barbera and a great value to boot. Lush and juicy, boasting blackberry, black currant and sweet spice flavors. Dark red cherry, pomegranate, wild flowers and spices are some of the notes that emerge from this bold, punchy Barbera. Silky, polished tannins round out soft contours on the expressive, textured finish. It’s made to be enjoyed young so drink through 2019. 91 Points Wine Enthusiast and James Suckling, 90 Points Wine Spectator.