Barbanera, Alchimia Primitivo

$ 11.4 $ 10
750 ml

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Wine experts say this Red wine is nothing special, because it lacks the sophistication needed for immediate enjoyment. It starts with racy, fresh berry fruit aromas, while the mouthfeel is quick and simple. Drink up. Soft and sweet, with a simple, but tasty, finish. For the price, this wine is pretty average. This Cabernet Sauvignon smells overly oaky, although there`s a hint of cracked pepper and caramel on the nose. Juicy and plodding on the palate, it ends as dry and dreary, with generic black-fruit flavors and related mint and vanilla. Rustic, with a few percent new oak, this wine has a buttery, cinnamon-spiced character. Cranberry and raspberry flavors are on full display here, with a tart finish. This is an immediately attractive, juicy, citric but light wine. The aftertaste is creamy, with just enough citrus crispness.
Wine experts say this Red wine delivers as advertised, with aromas of grapefruit skin and freshly plucked pears. Pair this wine with aged cheeses. This is a dry, medium-bodied Pinot Noir from warm vines in a warm year. It has ripe flavors of raspberries and pomegranates—just on the edge of overripe. Here`s a lovely sparkling wine that offers a creamy floral fragrance of white spring flowers and hints of tropical fruit. The palate offers yellow peach and lemon zest, along with fresh acidity. Opening with a mouthful of rich, forward raspberry fruit, this medium-bodied Pinot Noir remains crisp and light in acidity, but it`s lighter in body, with loads of cherry, red currant and orange flavors. It`s a very pretty wine to drink now and over the next few years. A strong percentage of Petit Verdot in the blend gives this wine richness and roundness.
Wine experts say this Red wine delivers as promised, with ripe fruit and a well-integrated, smooth and spicy structure. There is also a good meaty element, reminiscent of charcuterie, and a rich, complex finish. A blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, this is one of the winery`s great showcases of the appellation. The wine is soft, smooth, showing ripe fruit flavors of apricots and peaches, with wonderful acidity. The wine will age over the next 3–4 years. Hailing from the winery`s estate vineyard in Rutherford, this wine is enormous—everything that Pinot Noir is about Pinot Noir. The fruit is intense, but also on the heavy side, dominated by ripe raspberries and pineapples, with a honeyed richness. This is great now, but the winemaking has been tough in the past, so give it a good decant and drink now.
Wine experts say this Red wine delivers as promised, with plenty of fruit and some oak influence. The palate is clean, luscious and just a little oaky, and the flavors of cherry, blackberry and coffee are good, indeed. But there`s too much smoky toastiness and too little fruit weight to make this a successful wine. Best left to its own for four years, or with a simple meat sauce and cheese. Still young, this intense wine is showing so beautifully. It has structure, acidity and ripe tropical fruits, and so on. The fruit shows the soil and the tannins. The wines are made from grand barges of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, assembled from great vineyards in the great 2012 vintage. In this case, the bigger question is whether the 15.5% alcohol is a distraction from the relatively light drinking potential of this wine.

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