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93 • Viansa 2008 Barbera, Sonoma Valley $34.
Aromas of black raspberry pie, floral honey and citrus creme brulee with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a long earth and nut accented finish. Elegant and stylish with chewy tannins. Pair with artisan pizza. (tasted on May-23-2011)
91 • Zina Hyde Cunningham 2008 Barbera, North Coast $30.
Mocha cream, roasted peanut and berry aromas and flavors with a layer of mulberry, pepper and spice. Finishes with a cedar, earth and firm tannins. Good length and intensity. Pair with spicy game or schnitzel. (tasted on May-23-2011)
89 • Waving Tree 2008 Estate, Barbera, Columbia Valley $25.
Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of plum pie a la mode and milk chocolate with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tart sour cherry, roasted nut, apple skin, and pencil shaving accented finish. A rock solid food wine. (tasted on May-17-2011)
87 • Di Arie 2008 Barbera, Sierra Foothills $24.
Deep garnet color. Aromas of dried currants, celery and craisins with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy pepper, vanilla and root vegetable accented finish. (tasted on May-23-2011)
85 • Zina Hyde Cunningham 2008 Reserve, Barbera, North Coast $40.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep ruby color. Aromas and flavors plum, cocoa and earth with a hint of root vegetable on a dryish medium body and a quick tangy finish. (tasted on May-23-2011)