Plush aromas of blueberry, black raspberry, and pomegranate are complemented by hints of bittersweet chocolate and toasted sage in this enticing single vineyard wine. Beautifully balanced with bright acidity, the wine exhibits notes of boysenberry and vanilla bean on the palate leading to a silky finish.
Winter provided a record-breaking rainfall - a welcome end to the 4-years of drought. Bloom and fruit set in May occurred under ideal conditions. Summer was warm but the vines weathered the heat well and maturity moved along at a steady pace. A short but intense heat wave during the first part of September brought brix levels up dramatically and winemakers waited for the pH, acids, flavor and color development in the grapes to catch up to sugar accumulation. The 2018 wine quality shows a lot of bright acidity and fresh varietal aromas in the white wines, and deep color, sweet fruit flavors. Looking like it will be another classic year! - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Barbera is the third most planted red grape in Italy, where winemakers have relied on it since the 13th century to produce robust wines that age beautifully.
Food Pairing Notes
A classic Italian varietal wine to pair with rigatoni with fresh tomato sauce and ricotta, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage sauce, and chicken marsala.