Pio Cesare Barbera D’Alba 2018 ($33). There is a sea of inexpensive to reasonably valued barbera d’alba on the marketplace today. Many is passable, although some of the bargain options taste like generic red wine. Providing evidence that you get what you pay for, we very suggest this Pio Cesare choice. Big and vibrant, nearly barolo-like, this barbera d’alba offers an intricate mélange of deep dark cherries, berry notes, as well as a trace of tar. A superior choice that will certainly match the boldest cuisine.