Red

2013 Massolino Barbera d'Alba

Barbera

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Alba
  • Barbera d'Alba
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • mseeber wrote: 89 points

    July 16, 2017 - A tasty Barbera. Don't pair with a smoky steak off the grill, but it would pair well with a bolognese or prosciutto & melon appetizer. A touch of tartness, a fair bit of oak, but drinking well and full of fruit. Kind of like a funkier Merlot. This needs at least an hour of air.

  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: 92 points

    February 21, 2017 - Opened in bottle and let it sit about 1 hour. Very soft and round with fleshy plums, spice, tobacco, mint, stewed cherry, and fresh leather. Round, complex and almost entirely absent of the tartness I was expecting. Low acid and mild tannin. Really excellent at the sub $20 range. Aged in concrete and steel.

  • G_Talbot Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 20, 2017 - Very Good.
    Clear, medium, ruby with legs.
    Clean with a medium (+) intensity nose of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, and pepper.
    Dry, medium (+) acidity, medium (-) fine-grained tannins, medium alcohol (13.5%), medium bodied, medium (+) flavour intensity of cherry, cranberry, raspberry and vanilla. Medium (+) length and overall in excellent balance.
    Very Good, due to the flavour intensity, typicity and length, though it lacks the complexity to be rated more highly.
    At peak.
    Diam.

  • Life At Your Leisure wrote: 96 points

    February 8, 2017 - Tasted blind. Dark ruby turning crimson violet at the rim with a transparent edge. It has a fragrant, elegant, floral nose with hints of tobacco leaves. The palate is full-bodied with a silky texture. The acidity perfectly balances the ripe blackberry fruit with secondary flavors of dark chocolate and vanilla from the toasted oak. So elegant and graceful. Very long, mentholated finish. Drink now with a 1-hr decant until 2030.

  • CieloVista wrote: 90 points

    August 6, 2016 - Dark red with a orange rim; aromas and flavors of dark fruit and cherries; good level of acidity, smooth, rich flavors, some spice; clean dry finish.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Everyday Piedmont - Dolcetto, Barbera and Langhe Nebbiolo (Nov 2014), 11/1/2014 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/7/2014 (link) 90 points

    (Massolino Barbera d'Alba) Dark ruby color; appealing, aromatic, black cherry, red berry, pretzel nose; tasty, silky textured, tart red berry, mineral, tart cherry palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish (13.5% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Massolino
  • Varietal Barbera
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Alba
  • Appellation Barbera d'Alba
  • UPC Codes 8030077002319, 8030077003071, 819724001480

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 60 (28%)
  • Consumed 153 (72%)

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