10 Secrets of Barbera
Barbera is known for its dark color, bright acidity, and soft tannins.
Due to the balance of acid and tannins, Barbera has done well in warmer climates and can benefit from some time on barriques — even new ones!
California has had some good success with Barbera, but this is coming from a guy who has said Petit Sirah is what California does best (tongue-in-cheek/foot-in-mouth).
— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth