Apr 032014
Giordano WineGiordano Barbera d’Asti d.o.c.g. 2010, Piemonte Collection, Piedmont, Italy, $14 (S) – Rating 90

Update from our March 2013 Review.

This wine has matured nicely with another year in the bottle. It still needs a bit of time to open but only about 20 minutes for full effect. Aged in Slovenian oak barrels, the wine offers a rich nose of floral notes, dark cherry and a hint of spice and smoke. Medium-bodied with good food pairing acidity and balanced tannins. Well integrated flavors of dark cherry, plum and spice with a touch of chocolate. Earthy notes of forest floor make for an intriguing finish. Buy This Wine.

Mar 252013
2010 Giordano Piedmont Barbera d.o.c. Piemonte, Piedmont, Italy, $11 (S) – Rating 89

This medium-bodied red wine offers up firm tannins that soften in the glass and balanced acidity. The nose entices with notes of dark fruit, leather and spice. The palate will enjoy flavors of cherry, dark fruit, plum and dark spice with just a hint of cassis and leather. A long finish with notes of dark chocolate. Buy This Wine

Mar 252013
2010 Giordano Barbera d’Asti d.o.c.g. Piemonte Collection, Piedmont, Italy, $14 (S) – Rating 89

Be patient with this big red wine. She needs at least an hour to show her full beauty. A rich nose of dark fruit, plum, cassis and dark spice is the prelude to a medium-bodied wine with soft tannins. Italian earthiness combines with flavors of dark cherry, black currant and plum with hints of leather and spice. Try pairing with grilled sausage. Buy This Wine