As with Norton's Sangiovese, you must scratch all impressions of Italian Barbera if you are going to like this wine. Because what it offers is candied fruit, a juicy mouthfeel and a fresh, simple finish. Yes, it's kind of strange. But it's also kind of good.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.