This vibrant Barbera has lively fruit balanced with inviting aromatic spices, summoning memories of wintertime festivities. Bright blueberry, rich vanilla, allspice, and juniper berry draw you in, while cooling undertones of fresh evergreen pine needles add soft depth to the full bouquet. The palate opens with tart cranberry, pomegranate, and spiced plum, which are layered with earthy notes of cocoa nibs, nutmeg, clove, and gingersnap cookies. The finish is velvety & soft, with refined tannins that make it the perfect pairing to holiday merriment.
|Grape Variety:||95% Barbera, 5% Grenache|
|Appellation:||El Dorado AVA|
|Elevation & Site:||
2,300 feet. Planted on warm, southwest slopes on very rocky soil. Row orientation: 23 degrees east of north for balanced ripening
|Cellaring:||18 months in 35% new French oak, 65% neutral French oak|
|Bottling Date:||June 2021|
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