I love it when my Barbera lust gets satisfied. Long time VINO shoppers know how much we respect the Montaribaldi wines that come from Luciano and Roberto Taliano’s small family winery in the town of Barbaresco. Their wines almost always over deliver, and without question offer some of the best values coming out of the Piedmont. This single-vineyard Barbera from the exceptional 2011 vintage is a rock star! Made from 65+ year old vines (!!) this shows so much character in its deeply colored fruit. Dark cherries, spice, smoke, rose petals, and mossy earth all come bursting out of your glass. Pitch perfect acidity and integrated, unobtrusive tannins complete this gorgeous picture. So delicious now, this will only get better over the next 5-10 years. Good luck keeping your hands off!!