2012 Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo Langhe, $23.00

An intriguing nose of rose, licorice, raspberry and spice invites you in, and the palate delivers. Elegant and balanced in a mid-weight style, exhibiting a rare purity found only in wines that come from noble grapes and unadorned winemaking. The acidity and fine-grained tannins give a lift and a freshness that carries through to the finish and promises even more pleasure to come with a little aging. This is an entry level Nebbiolo from this famous Barbaresco producer, but it is anything but simple. It proves that you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to enjoy a wonderful Nebbiolo from the Piedmont region of Italy!