Bricco dei Guazzi, Barbera d’Asti DOCG (Piedmont, Italy) 2013

($13, Montcalm Wine Importers):  A more robust, richer style of Barbera, Bricco dei Guazzi’s 2013 still maintains the grape’s hallmark juicy acidity and low-ish level of tannins that makes it hard to resist.  Darker in color with a whiff of oak flavors, it a seductive, suavely textured wine that has a black, rather than red, fruit profile.  Exceptional length makes you pause between sips.  Another fabulous bargain! 92 Michael Apstein Nov 7, 2017