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Calistoga Appellation, Napa Valley Barbera

 

Rustic red fruits fill the nose along with Bing cherry, plum, Iris, cinnamon and rood beer. Medium light bodied with fleshy tannins lend way to some, earthier Barbera flavors of cassis, blackberry and porcini mushroom. This Old-World style wine has a nice balance of fresh acidity which makes for a mouthwatering finish. 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Harvest Dates: September 29, 2018

Alcohol: 14.5%

Vintage Notes: Seamless season of heavenly hang time and phenomenal phenolic development. February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.

Ageability: It is immediately drinkable and worthy of 3 to 5 more years of cellar time.

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