Bricco Buon Natale Barbera Bien Nacido Vineyard 2007


Shoe polish on the nose (yes…) yields to ripe red plum and black cherry with dried mushroom, cardamom, root beer and hints of tar. Approachable and unassuming in a comfortably rustic way. Light-medium bodied, smooth mouth feel and an easygoing 13.5% alcohol. This one arrives in well worn jeans when formal wear is better suited yet fits in without undue attention. A good wine. (Reviewed 1/25/12)

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