John Wine Snob says: Give me a Barbera on a hot summer day and I am in paradise. The Barbera D’Alba 2009 for about $6.99 at Trader Joe’s is a great buy. From Northern Italy it starts out a little bitter like when yo are eating some nice blueberries and you come across one that is not quite ripe. It spoils the taste for a while. This one came back after breathing a while and did not disappoint. It seemed to become juicier as I drank. It was kind of a nice simple pleasure with that Barbera lightness one expects. It is like having a relatively boring old friend knock on your door one evening when you had nothing to do anyway.I would give it two and a half stars.