This wine is 100% Barbera fruit and opened up with aromas of sour cherries, plums, toasty oak, spices and violet notes. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied (with alcohol coming in at 13.5%) with flavours of spicy dark berry fruit, zesty acidity, fine grained tannins with a juicy medium length finish. All things taken into account, this wine has a strong varietal character, not overly complex but easy drinking and tailor made to be enjoyed at the table, serve slightly chilled. Enjoyable, score 89 points.
Purchased July 6, 2013 LCBO Vintages New Release (748277) at $16.95