Our 2014 Amador County Barbera possesses aromas of ripe plum, intense blueberry, and a touch of citrus all subtly underscored by freshly roasted coffee beans. Multi-layered with graceful nuances, the wine’s complexity evolves both on the nose and palate after several minutes. Typically varietal, it is laced with vitality and freshness that make it excellent on its own, or just as easily paired with a hearty steak dinner, a charcuterie plate, or a rich pasta dish. Flavors reminiscent of juicy raspberry and toasted vanilla coat the palate with a long, elegant finish. The 2014 Barbera is an age-worthy beauty making it a likely candidate for long-term cellaring. Drink now through 2025.
Grape Variety: 95% Barbera, 5% Petite Sirah
Appellation: 100% Amador County
Vineyard: 60% Cooper, 12% Bellador, 23% Oakmont Vineyards
Age of Vines: 20 to 40 years old
Elevation: 1,650 ft.
Alcohol %: 14%
Cellaring: Barrel aged for 21 months in French oak. 30% new, 70% neutral
Bottling Date: 6/21/16
Production: 200 cases