2018 Sara Vezza Barbera d'Alba Superiore Villar'o DOC
A ripe, fruity Barbera with ripe-cherry and spice character. Meaty undertone. It’s fruit-bodied with round tannins and a medium finish. Drink now.
JamesSuckling.com (August 2020)
The Sara Vezza 2018 Barbera d'Alba Superiore Villar'o (a release of about 2,000 bottles) is a smooth and fruit-forward expression with lots of buoyant dark plum, blackberry and summer cherry. There are pretty mineral details and a hint or two of dark spice or rum cake. It could be a nice choice for fatty Chinese spare ribs. This is a mid-weight red with a nice showing of balanced acidity. Drink 2020 - 2024.
Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (July 2020)
Ethereally fine, woodsy fragrance of fir cones and mushrooms and wild strawberries. A wine that tastes just like it smells, although, into this, are pressed tannins that feel like parchment and silk, and spice that is so delicate it's as if it were henna-brushed onto the ankles and wrists of the wine. Achingly refined. A wine that doesn't demand anything and yet you find yourself wanting to drop everything to sit at its feet and listen for its heartbeat.
Full bottle 1,276 g. Made by Sara Vezza, winemaker and fifth generation of Josetta Saffirio. Drink 2022 – 2027.
17.5 / 20 Points
Tamlyn Currin - JancisRobinson.com (May 2021)