Had this alongside noodles and home-made Bolognese sauce. As I thought, a perfect wine and food match. The Barbera is full of juicy cherry and baking soda flavors but it is showing some nice earthiness, too. Lovely acid structure and sappiness in this wine that keeps you smacking your lips after each sip. A fruity yet very dry wine that always does so well with any tomato dish. Great wine, and a laughable QPR at the $23 I purchased it for.