Barbera D’Asti DOCG, Piedmont, Italy; 13% ABV
$10 at the Oakland, CA, store on 13 Jan
Lim13 and I liked the Risorgimento 2010 Barbaresco reasonably well, and this was a Barbera d’Asti, a designation I’ve liked a lot before, so I went for this bottle despite the higher price for the GO. Seedboy wrote that this wine “tastes sweet and simple to me.” I don’t completely agree, but I’m not super thrilled with it, either.
I thought the wine needed two hours in a decanter to get past the “sweet and simple” aspect. Then, it showed medium-bodied tangy, ripe / tart fruit of purple cherry / maybe plum, red cherry, and cherry pit / wood, in a nicely delineated taste. It was reasonably tasty, but never all that complex or substantial. I would price this at about $12 at a good wine store, making it a bit overpriced for the GO.
The next day, the saved single-glass screw cap bottle was much the same.