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If you have never tasted a Barbera this is the one to start with. Barbera is one of the most planted grape varieties in Italy, this one comes from the Piedmont region. Family owned and operated by the Chiarlo family. This is a very easy to drink red wine, very fruity, not heavy with a velvety finish. I enjoy it with both food or by its self. I like to serve it to friends which are just learning to drink red wines because it is very easy to drink. I also serve it to my wine snob friends also because it is something new which many of them have never tasted along with being complex enough for their more educated palletes. If you are tryin to find something unique or different for your next dinner party which pairs well with food this is your answer.
I find in my travels that their are two Chardonnay drinkers, some like creamy oak and some like fruity & crisp. This wine appeals to both types of Chard drinkers. Nice levels of oak but also nice fruit with a slight crispness. Give it a try and I bet it appeals to everyone at the dinner table.
This wine is made by Tom Mackey at St. Francis. He has won many awards for his Merlot. Tom has been at St. Francis since 1983, this is very important when choosing a when because you know the quality will be consistent every vintage. I like this wine because it is a real Merlot, full bodied, deep berry flavors with the smooth finish we all look for in Merlot. Not thin and light like a lot of Merlots. Great with food, especially BBQ but also nice when you just want to have a glass of wine when you get home from work.
The title says it all. I usually don't find this high of quality and body in a Cab at this price. I would say it is an incredible value. Give it a try over some of the Napa Cabs you have been buying at the same price or higher.