(AG=94) Once again, Conterno's Barbera d'Alba Cerretta is captivating. An exotic m_ýlange of dark red and blue fruit, smoke, licorice, raspberry jam and cloves come to life in an immediate, voluptuous Barbera built on texture. I imagine the Cerretta will be even better in another year or two, but it is already super-expressive and simply delicious. (JS=93) This is a wonderful year for Cerreta. This shows depth and power. It shows so much dark blueberry and raspberry character. Full body, firm tannins and a long, fresh finish. Violets and flowers with a wet-earth and sweet-fruit aftertaste. Drink now. (WS=91) This is saturated with black cherry and black currant flavors, yet remains succulent and agile, delivering flavor and character. Spice and tobacco elements creep in as this cruises to a long finish. Drink now through 2020.