2010 Corino, Barbera d’ Alba DOC, Piedmonte, Italy.
Don’t miss this super sleek and pure Barbera from Corino in La Morra for it is a lovely and interesting wine that delivers exactly what is expected and a bit more with bright and chewy red fruits, spice and floral notes. There is a sweet and savory charm that runs throughout and it starts with zesty blackberry, cherry and spiced plums while hints of summer flowers and herbs add complexity along with touches of bitter chocolate and cranberry. This wine with it’s acidity and fruit is a great food wine and should be enjoyed as a valued guest at any meal, drink over the next few years. The 2010 Corino Barbera has a wonderful freshness and vibrant core of fruit that shine through and it is hard to resist, especially for a Barbera fan like me, I know I’ll be enjoying a few more bottles of this very pleasing example.
($22 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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