The wine is very reminscent of Old World Barberas from Piemonte in its flavor profile, aromas and texture. The 2012 vintage overall produced leaner wines with sharper tannins. Yet, Barbera has no innate tannin, thereby producing a wine with less fruit forward flavors and earthier textures.
The 2012 is a departure from past, fruitier vintages and much more Old World in style. Aromas of wet pebbles, blonde tobacco leaves, orange peel, and subtle hints of cranberries on the nose. Tons of complexity on the palate with delicious flavors of cranberry, raspberry, spice and a subtle saltiness that leaves you craving meat to pair. The wine continues to evolve rapidly in the glass.