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Staff Pick

Barbera d'Alba, Oddero - 2014

Item # 20287 750mL
$16.96 $13.57 / Single Bottle
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$203.52 $162.84/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Barbera is known for its racy acidity, its rusticity, its earthiness, and its need to be accompanied by food. So reach for the nearest plate of grilled wild mushrooms or gamey meats and get ready to fall in love with this gorgeous, classically structured Barbera from one of the finest wineries located in Barolo.


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Staff Pick Notes

A brooding, dark thinker, this one. If, after a sip of this wine, you feel the compulsion to sit in a leather chair and stare into a crackling fire, I would understand. This wine will not open up to you quickly, but your patience will be rewarded. In time, this Barbera will offer you a platter of juicy dark fruit, including black cherries, plums, blackcurrants, and a finish of black licorice. While this wine doesn’t flirt or make small talk, it is quite smooth, which often makes up for a reserved demeanor. Move over Dos Equis Man; this stoic wine has you beat!

- SD

About the Producer

La Morra, Piedmont, Italy “Poderi e Cantine Oddero” (Oddero Estate and Winery) is a historic name among Barolo producers. Run for generations by men, it is now in the hands of Mariacristina and Mariavittoria, the daughters of Giacomo Oddero, Barolo patriarch and a man whose fame reaches beyond the Langhe. The company dedicates its full attention to the winemaking process, blending ancient wisdom...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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Barbera

Barbera is grown all over Italy, but the best examples of this red grape come from Piedmont, where it is made into all manner of wines - from easy-drinking quaffers to serious, cellar-worthy bottlings. Wherever they fall on the spectrum of stodginess, however, they are generally ruby-colored, full-bodied, and highly acidic, with remarkably low levels of tannins. The areas that are most strongly...

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