Dear Barbera lovers, here's a wine that will steal your heart at the first pour. The Cordero di Montezemolo 2017 Barbera d'Alba Superiore Funtanì shows that dark garnet-crimson color that you might see in a fine swatch of velvety fabric. The aromas are beautifully sophisticated and elaborate, with dark fruit, spice, campfire ash and that special truffle-infused earthy smell of Piedmont. I am an enthusiastic fan of Barbera from the hot 2017 vintage, and this is one of the nicest, most-balanced expressions you will find.
94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jul 2020)