Red

2017 Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba

Barbera

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Alba
  • Barbera d'Alba
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • StoneRidgeCellars wrote: 88 points

    July 13, 2021 - Second bottle I tried. Thick and darkly saturated fruit up front with little structure other then an acid bite in the finish. I decant half hour and not enough. Tried in glass after an hour and still not changed. Store bottles another year (to 2022).

  • Praxis wrote: 91 points

    May 4, 2021 - Deep dark purplish red in appearance with a young fruity nose of refreshing sweet yet slightly sour red fruits, which exudes a sense of youthful spontaneity and carefree spirit. The palate is on the fuller end of the medium-bodied spectrum, lean yet muscular, clean, rich, flavorful, with lots going on, a very inviting wine with an interesting an very fun and easy going personality. There seems to be some residual fine tannins that is presently still unresolved and plenty of alcoholic heat which in my opinion way too much for it's weight class (14.5%). Phenomenologically speaking - it showcases a very interesting continual vacillating interplay that is presently going on between its mildly savory and bitter profiles which makes this a very intriguing young wine to taste at this juncture. The flavor components in the Barbera includes red fruits like sour cherries, pomegranates, strawberry preserves and red currants, with a very tiny splash of Campari, some rich earthy overtones, with slight wood and sweet vanilla notes towards the finish. An interesting and well made wine that is in its youthful stage. Its exceedly fun to drink now but promises much more as it matures.

  • AusWineJuan Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 29, 2021 - Cedar and jammy nose. Plum, cherry and oak palate. Full bodied. Vanilla dry down, tannins prominent. Acidity suggests it will go a couple more years. Very enjoyable.

  • SoCal wrote: 88 points

    March 24, 2021 - A very solid Barbera. Bright fruit and acidity with a light palate weight. Food flexible. Great by the glass at a restaurant or with a Tuesday dinner.

  • Chied Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 21, 2021 - This is a solid Barbera, not quite the level of the 2016, but splendid, nonetheless!

    Cheers!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pio Cesare
  • Varietal Barbera
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Alba
  • Appellation Barbera d'Alba
  • UPC Codes 086891023601, 8014629080048

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 201 (44%)
  • Consumed 254 (56%)

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