Appellation: Riverside County
Residual Sugar: 0.2%
Oak: Aged 14 months American and French, 25% new
Composition: 97% Barbera, 3% Malbec
Our 2019 vintage produced a deliciously true-to-type Barbera with wafts of ginger and blackberry, brightened with a note of rose petal, transitioning into a racy palate of tart cherry and dried cranberry.
Barbera is one of the few red varieties that maintain acidity in the berry while ripening in our warm climate. This allows the finished wine to have enough acid to pair very nicley with tomato based dishes. The 3% of Malbec was added as a field blend, which was harvested from the same vineyard.
Food Pairing Ideas:
Italian tomato based dishes, pizza, charcuterie