Pale ruby colored with some lightening on the edges and medium legs on the wall. This Barbera is nicely aromatic with black raspberry, bilberry, perfume, mint and vanilla. The palate is dry but I sense a tiny bit of residual sugar, but under the threshold of making it an off-dry wine. Medium acidity and lithe tannins lead me to medium intensity flavors of black berries, mint, baking spice and vanilla. There is a touch of bitterness (not from the tannins), on the mid-palate that sits on the roof of my mouth. The body is medium (-) and the finish is medium in length. I picked this $24 effort to go with Duck in Orange sauce, I think it will work well. This is slightly atypical of the Italian Barberas I have tasted in that the tannins are very mild and the acidity is lower than expected, perhaps from a warmer climate than usual. It gets 87 points from me and 3 stars. Drink soon. Salut….
Cooper’s Hawk Winery Barbera NV, California
05 Thursday Jan 2023