Barbera
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2013 Barbera

COLUMBIA VALLEY

2013 Was a very warm growing season in Washington State. Summer was consistently hot day after day. Temperatures cooled off mid-September for a perfect finish to the growing season, yielding a
big increase in flavors and overall concentration.

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.2 % by volume
  • Aged 15 months
  • pH 3.7
  • TA .62
  • Barrel Program 100% neutral French oak
  • Bottled Date March 2015
  • Released Date April 2016
  • Production 217 cases

In the vineyard

Our Barbera comes from Sagemoor Vineyard where the management team meticulously prunes and attends to its special needs. Barbera in Washington can be aggressive and difficult. The soil composition at Sagemoor is sandy which makes the plant struggle a bit--this helps control the vigor and, coupled with the vine management, the flavors are intensified. We added 10% Syrah from Pepper Bridge Vineyard which contributes black cherry, mouthfeel depth, and savory notes.

Appellation Columbia Valley
Vineyard Pepper Bridge Vineyard, Sagemoor Vineyard

In the cellar

I make this wine because I love to drink it, it is so easy to enjoy, no big tannins, no funky flavors, no pretending here, just mouthfuls of big cherry and other red fruit flavors supported by enough acid to make it totally refreshing. By using 100% neutral oak, you get the full expression of the grape in your glass.

Varietal 90% BARBERA, 10% SYRAH

In the glass

Our fruity, medium-bodied Barbera is vibrant with a smooth texture and ripe fruit flavors.

 

NOSE: charcuterie, smokiness, white pepper, jolly rancher mixed berries

 

MOUTH: dark berries and cherry, boysenberry, blueberry, blackberry, integrated acids, nice long mouthfeel very balanced with rosehips and white chocolate finish

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: grilled salmon, roasted chicken or turkey

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