Elvio Cogno 2011 Barbera d'Alba 'Bricco dei Merli'

The perfect way to find great value in a wine is often - ironically - at the point where the average wine drinker is thinking that it starts to be overpriced.  Enter, Barbera d'Alba.  These delicious wines are missed in the Piedmont stampede as customers spend big money on Barolo and Barbaresco.  Premium examples, like those from Elvio Cogno can seem slightly pricey, until you taste them.

Elvio Cogno 2011 Barbera d'Alba "Bricco dei Merli"

$30 Retail

Rated 93/100 Points.  A

A serious wine with fruit, power, and acid in generous measure.

Color is dark.  Aromas are intense black raspberry jam.  In the mouth, the acid rushes forward and then fades into copious meat and hickory smoke.  Excellent.

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