Giacomo Conterno Vigna Francia Barbera d'Alba 2013

$55

GUARANTEED BEST PROVENANCE: IMPORTED BY AIR FROM ITALY AND STOCKED IN CALIFORNIA Conterno makes powerful Barbera wines that are truly world-class wines. You pay more for these wines than other Barbera wines from the region, and after one taste you'll understand why. The 2013 Barbera d'Alba from their Serralunga Francia vineyard is intensely mineral driven, with ripe black cherry, fennel & tobacco, and a touch of smokiness — but what smacks your palate is the kaleidoscope of rich minerality and assertive acidity. It's delicious, but much more masculine than the 2012 & 2011 Francia vintages.

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Ratings on Delectable

Jae Cho Delectable Pro

Not like any other barbera. Like a boxer in ballet flats. Underripe dark fruits, plums esp, but in a light crisp crunchy package. Do I sense a bit of VA? Such a great food wine.

Not like any other barbera. Like a boxer in ballet flats. Underripe dark fruits, plums esp, but in a light crisp crunchy package. Do I sense a bit of VA? Such a great food wine.

9.1

Davis Smith Delectable Pro

Sommelier Acquerello

Perfect cure to a rainy day in the Langhe. This is Barbera on a completely different level. Hedonistically pleasurable, but I want to check back in 5 years.

Perfect cure to a rainy day in the Langhe. This is Barbera on a completely different level. Hedonistically pleasurable, but I want to check back in 5 years.

9.1

Jason Heller Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier

Bretty nose and palate with dark underlying fruit, crisp acidity.

Bretty nose and palate with dark underlying fruit, crisp acidity.

8.4

David W Henion

2015

2015

9.1

Ebbe Bonde Soerensen

My,my I love it, it has it all, great dark color, Big mouth and Big taste

My,my I love it, it has it all, great dark color, Big mouth and Big taste

9.0

Andreas Eka

Drömvin

Drömvin

9.2

Vincent Mangiacapra

In la Morra mange with Sandy

In la Morra mange with Sandy

9.2

Monika Parekh

Delicious. Medium- bodied. Strong sense of place.

Delicious. Medium- bodied. Strong sense of place.

9.8

Galen Hasler

2013. Decanted. Great nose and finish. Will save some for tomorrow. Sorry open up after 3 hours, gone

2013. Decanted. Great nose and finish. Will save some for tomorrow. Sorry open up after 3 hours, gone

9.0

Amir Hammad

Damn good wine.

Damn good wine.

9.3

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