Marcarini Clabot Camerano 2007 Barbera d'Alba,
$14.44-$19.99, 90 points, begins bright in the glass, yet dense burgundy to ruby colors with a broad transparent rim and subtle aromas of cinnamon, clove, and cherry, seems to say this wine is perfect right now.
Textually light on a medium body (I'm still trying to understand that) with good acidity, mild tannin, and a moderately long spicy finish, sandwich a fruit filling of boysenberry, blackberry, cherry, with just a hint of earth.
A post-post note on this Barbera: I tasted this wine about three years ago, and I remember thinking just how delicious it was then, but I dare say it is better today! I believe the case price (mix and match) this month at the NHSLS is $12.15, and if the vintage they have now is as good, well, this will be a value today and for many-a-tomorrow.
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