Barbera D’ Asti at Costco not to be missed – $12.99

Barbera d'Asti Superiore 80 ANNI

Dezzani 80 Anni Barbera D’Asti Superiore 2011

I love drinking this wine, but I must admit I am a little confused by the name of this Barbera. I found the Dezzani Winery Website and their spec sheet on this wine. The Spec Sheet gives a little more understanding of the label, but it is still a little puzzling. But the bottom line, this is a rich and bold Barbera D’Asti by winemaker Luigi Dezzani. Fantastic Barbera red fruit flavors.

Dezzani Barbera

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Dezzani Barbera

Piedmont wine region of Italy

Janelle and I made a visit to the Piedmont wine region and the provinces of Asti and Alba in 2011. Piedmont is home to the famous Nebbiolo grape that yields the incredible Barbaresco and Barolo wines of Italy. While we were in Piedmont,  we had the chance to taste many Barbera and Dolcetto wines. Both of these wines are priced for the common wine drinker and are medium bodied. We both agree that this Barbera is far more delicious and bold than any Barbera we can remember tasting while in Piedmont.

I rarely find an Italian Barbera at a Costco store, so this one immediately found its way into my cart. At the price of $12.99, how can you go wrong? This was at the Foster City Costco. The bottle is very heavy and nicely shaped.  It looks like an expensive bottle of wine.  The term Superiore has a legal meaning. The Barbera must be aged for 14 months, with at least six months in oak barrels. The Dezzani exceeds that with 24 months in French oak barriques (large oak barrels).

My Tasting Notes – Dezzani Barbera D’Asti Superiore

  • Aroma really pops in this Barbera
  • Medium bodied, but a full and rounded mouthfeel
  • Fruity, not jammy, but rich with flavors
  • Balanced acidity
  • Great aftertaste
  • My rating – 90 Points

Foods we like with the Dezzani Barbera D’ Asti Superiore

  • Pasta of all sorts and styles – Salmon Pasta with a light cream sauce
  • Pizza – Pesto, Mushroom, Margarita
  • Minestrone Soup
  • Hard cheese

Back Label

Dezzani Barbera D' Asti

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Comments

  1. I did manage to find this wine at my local Costco. It is an absolutely delicious Barbera. I enjoyed it with a pork chop smothered in an onion and mushroom gravy. If I had been served this wine blindly and asked what I thought it cost I would have guessed in the $25-$30 range. I went back and bought a case. It is clearly a cut above the Barbera I’ve found in El Dorado and Amador counties. Keep up the good work!

    • Tai,
      Thank you for commenting. I am also ready to go case on this great Barbera. I just hope my Costco has enough to last until Wednesday when I am scheduled for a Costco run.
      Joe

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