Elegantly structured, this Old World Italian style Estate Barbera from our Estate Property has floral notes intertwined with flavors of bright cherry and leather. On the palate, the medium tannins are supported by aromas of sour cherries and spices that develop in a soft yet somewhat bright finish.
Grapes were sourced for this wine came from our estate vineyard, planted in 2015. Clone 5 on 5BB rootstock. The vineyard is 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 (30% new) oak barrels for approximately 20 months.