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2018 BARBERA, Sierra Foothills

2018 BARBERA, Sierra Foothills

A classic Italian varietal wine with plush aromas of blueberry, black raspberry, and pomegranate complemented by bittersweet chocolate and toasted sage. 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.

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SKU: WR6047
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
96% Barbera, 2% Merlot, 2% Sangiovese
Appellation
California
Harvest Date
October 3, 2018
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH
3.52
Aging
18 months in French oak barrels, 35% new oak
Bottling Date
May 1, 2020
Residual Sugar
DRY
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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.
Production Notes
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
Winemaker Notes
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.
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