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Dacapo Barbera D’asti Sanbastian 2012


Recommendation: A GREAT Berbera at a VERY good price.

Winery/Producer: Paolo Dania and Dino Riccomagno/Dacapo; Agliano Terme, Italy

Grape Variety: Barbera

Geographic Region, Appellation: Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $17.00

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Cabbage soup with tomatoes, onions and lentils, BBQ chicken and blue cheese slaw, cheese (hard Asiago, blue cheese) and crackers

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, ruby red color with a light rim. Damp earth, mushroom and plum aromas. Strong dark fruit taste that’s dry, loaded with limestone mineral and mouth-filling. A long finish that’s slightly bitter at the very end. WOW, very nice Barbera, great with the dinner, great with blue and Asiago cheese and great drinking alone after the meal. Lots of acidity and strong vibrant tannins. It’s simply a GREAT Barbera at a VERY good price. Vicky says we should have bought a case!!!

    She said: We have had this wine before but I have never enjoyed it more than tonight. The pairing? The vintage? I don’t know but I loved it. I doubt it was the pairing because let’s face it BBQ chicken and cabbage soup is pretty basic.

    The aroma was faint but the mouth experience grand featuring dryness, tannins, and high acidity. The body was light to medium, the taste dark red fruit, and the finish long and dry. The wine was good with the dinner. It really excelled with the Asiago cheese, and was excellent with the blue cheese too. At $17 it is a very good buy and I would buy it again and again.

    The original farmhouse surrounding the Dacapo Vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about the Dacapo vineyard. See also our review or the Dacapo Barbera D’asti Sanbastian 2010, Dacapo Sanbastian, Barbera d’Asti 2011 and one of the best pairings of 2014 – Hawaiian pizza/Dacapo Sanbastian, Barbera d’Asti 2010

Alcohol: 14%

Bar code: 0 858162 004288

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.

Photo from Dacapo Wine Company .