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94 • Maryhill 2010 Barbera, Columbia Valley $16.95. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Captivating aromas of exotic spices, berry compote and chocolate toffee with with a satiny fruity medium-to-full body and juicy cranberry and mocha gelato, spice and praline finish. An absolutely delicious and nuanced fruity Barbera that is one of best domestic examples of the grape and an unbelievable value. (tasted on May-10-2013)
93 • Cardella 2010 Fattoria Cardella, L'aquedotto Vineyard, Barbera, California $17. Best Buy.
Dark garnet black color. Aromas of blackberry-blueberry tart, minerals, peppercorn and nuts with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a pure chewy, craisin,honey and earth accented finish. A great marriage of Old World style and New World fruitiness that will shine at the table. (tasted on May-10-2013)
87 • Mazza Vineyards 2010 "La Famiglia Mazza", Barbera, Lake Erie $19.95.|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry cranberry and sour cherry with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and and a tart berry, mineral and grass accented finish. A nice tangy red for the table, especially spicy meats. (tasted on May-15-2013)