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2019 Barbera

Our 2019 Barbera displays flavors of cherry, pomegranate, spiced plum, & pepper, with a crisp finish. Pairs best with light and dark meats, BBQ, and pasta. 

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Wine Profile

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Vintage 2019
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Barbera
Varietal Composition 98% Barbera 2% Tempranillo
Appellation Alta Mesa
Sugar 23.5 Brix
Acid 6.6g/L
PH 3.52
Aging 18 Months
Fermentation 7 day fermentation with punch downs
Bottling Date 350 Cases 9/9/2019
Alcohol % 14
Size 750 ml

Winemaker Notes

Barbera is famous in Italy for making tasty, red-fruit and acid focus red wines for everyday consumption by the common people. In California, it thrives in the Sierra Foothills where it produces densely flavored wines with heaping amounts of red and black fruit and crisp cranberry-like acidity. After hand-picking the grapes, we destemmed but left the berries whole, resulting in partial carbonic maceration (an internal metabolic fermentation which produces candied fruit flavors). We then fermented this wine on the skins in stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature of 65F for 3 weeks, including a brief cold soak and extended maceration. These techniques maximized the fruit and floral notes of the grape. We aged this wine on 30% new French and American oak and cherry wood.

Awards

Vintage | Award | Competition

2018 Silver: SF Chronicle
2018 Silver (90 points): Foothill Wine Fest

2017 Best of Class: SF Chronicle
2015 Best of Class: CA State Fair
2015 (93 points): CA State Fair
2015 Editors’ Choice (92 points): Wine Enthusiast
​2015 Silver: Orange County
2015 Bronze: SF Chronicle