2017 Barbera (Estate Grown)
Single Vineyard Series
Oak Barrels (24% new)
Elegantly structured, this old world Italian style Barbara has aromas of strawberry jam and blueberry intertwined with truffle, leather, and pressed violet. The aromas carry over to the savory palate along with black cherry and exotic spice flavors. Its bright acidic finish is well balanced with velvety polished tannins.
Grapes were sourced for this wine came from our estate vineyard located to the northwest of our tasting room and production facility in the Mokelumne river sub AVA of Lodi. Cultural practices in the vineyards are consistent in that they are all shoot thinned, crop thinned, leaves pulled on the north side of the vine and are trained on a vertical shoot position trellis system.
Grapes were hand-picked in the morning and gently sorted and transferred to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank for cold soak. Fermentation was managed with regular pump overs approximately 3 times per day. Aged in French, American, and Caucus (24% new) oak barrels for approximately 20 months.