A pretty ruby in color.
Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, strawberries, light oak, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, maple, light vegetables and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, pomegranates, cherries, blackberries, wood, spices, tobacco, chocolates and peppercorn.
Medium length on the finish with soft tannins and tangy strawberries.
This is probably my first time having Barbera from Lodi, California. Well balanced and interesting with a nice mouthfeel.
I could definitely smell and taste Lodi, but I won’t be able to get the Barbera at a blind tasting. Feels like a lighter Zinfandel from Lodi, with more acidity then expected. Definitely has nice acidity for a Lodi red.
Alcohol is high, but not too noticeable. Good by itself or with food. Good for parties too.
Needs an hour to open up properly.
Nice and engaging and easy drinking and a good everyday wine. I paired it with fatty cheeses, almonds and dry fruits.
Mainly Barbera grapes, with a touch of Petite Sirah, were handpicked and aged in French and American oak barrels for 20 months (24% new).
15% alcohol by volume.