Sandrone Barbera D’Alba

Barbera D'Alba 2017
Piedmont, Italy, $34.99

Barbera loves heat, and 2017 delivered the heat in spades. Ripe, spicy black fruit nose with deep oak, framing a core of pure black berries and plums along with a very deep purple-black color. In the mouth, the wine is all dark fruits. This shows blackberries and raspberries, with a chocolate and cocoa powder midpalate and hints of cassis. Concentrated, generous and mouth-filling.The high natural acidity of Barbera gives freshness and balance to the exuberant fruit. Long sweet finish.