Pio Cesare Barbera D'Alba 2004 Wine Review (NW)
Nice nose of berries, cherry, spice, and vanilla
Fruity on the palate, with a backbone of acidity
Pleasant finish with more berries
This wine is more modern in style than I expected. In fact, it's well within the current international style that has created some homogeneity across borders and varietals with ripe berries and heavy oak characteristics.
With that said, it tastes good. I happen to like Pio Cesare wines, having now tried quite a few. They tend to have a more modern style to their wines across the lineup, even the flagship Barolo. For a reasonably-priced Barbera from the Piedmont, grab a bottle of this wine for $14 or so. Raise a glass!