Marchesi di Barolo Barbera del Monferrato Maraia 2014

#66 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012 The color is a lively and brilliant dark ruby-red. The perfume is fresh and intense with clean scents of wild berries, currants and sour black cherry. A light hint of vanilla and toasted oak. The flavor is warm and robust, full-bodied, pleasant and balanced. This Barbera's sensory attributes make it an outstanding accompaniment for imposing first courses and main-course, meats boiled or roasted. alcohol by volume: 13.5% critical acclaim: "A dark, succulent red, exuding black cherry, blackberry and violet aromas and flavors. Pure and focused, with a long aftertaste of sweet fruit, flowers and spice." 90 Points by Wine Spectator [+]