2009 Marziano Abbona, Barbera D’ Alba “Rinaldi” Piedmonte, Italy.
This could be one of the best Barberas that I’ve had to date, and with out any question a stunning wine that shows this grape at it’s very best. Marziano Abbona just plain and simply make fantastic wines from their Roero Arneis to their famed Barolo, not forgetting the striking set of Dolcetto wines, but this Rinaldi Barbera is flat out gorgeous with purity of fruit and depth of flavors. Richly textured and layered, the 2009 Marziano Abbona Barbera D’ Alba “Rinaldi” shows blackberry, plum and dark currant fruits with hints of anise, mineral and violets. There is touches of cranberry which shows the balancing acidity and the finish has spices, herbs and incense notes.
($28 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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