Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2016 Barbera d?Alba is a plump and juicy red wine with an inky-dark appearance. The wine is buoyant and fragrant, and that aromatic purity comes from the very heart and soul of the quality fruit produced in this balanced vintage. You really feel the Barbera grape here with no extra bells or whistles. The finish is raw and vinous. Some 40,000 bottles were produced..Monica Larner, August/2017
Barbera is typically marked by flavors of red cherry, raspberry or blackberry and backed by a signature zingy acidity. Warmer sites produce Barberas with intensely ripe fruit and complex notes of cocoa, savory spice, anise and nutmeg. Cooler sites will produce a lighter Barbera with more finesse and intriguing notes of cranberry, graphite, smoke, lavender and violet.