By Matt Kramer

[…] red wines that don’t cost a fortune and accompany grilled meats and vegetables superbly well.

[…] exemplary wines of their respective grape varieties.

[…] Barbera d’Asti “La Villa” 2007, Tenuta Olim Bauda: For reasons I couldn’t begin to explane, Oregon is an exceptional market for Barbera […] Barbera is a big hit […]  La Villa 2007 is the Bertolino family’s so called ‘basic’  barbera […] What’s basic for them is flat-out terrific for many other. This lovely barbera sees no oak and needs none. This is classic, mouthwatering barbera […] It’s dense, crisp and supple with plum, black cherry and strawberryflavors delivered with almost digital delineation […]