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Barbera Wine Details
Price: $62.00 per bottle

Description: Scored 94 points Wine Enthusiast, Multi gold medal winner, best of class Critics and Consumers have called this "The Best Barbera on the Planet" This is our first wine from Starving Artist Vineyards. This baby is bold and delicious with rich, deep cherries, black, dried plums, and lush viscosity. This wine is balanced and approachable with the perfect induction of layered oak. This full bodied elegant wine is balanced, fruit forward and is a mouthful of chewy tannins that will melt with each silky, lingering sip.

Varietal Definition
A red-wine grape of Italian origin that produces sturdy, tannic wines capable of aging. Barbera is widely planted in Italy’s Piedmont region, where it accounts for half the total acreage. Most California Barbera is grown in the Central Valley and finds its way into generic or proprietary blends. The Sierra Foothills, Paso Robles, Santa Clara and Sonoma, where very warm days are moderated by cool nights, produce some of the state’s best varietal Barberas. The fruit is naturally high in acid, which it retains very well, even in hot climates. Barbera grapes are also high in anthocyanins, but only low to moderate in tannin content. The resulting wines are deep, purplish black in their youth, but tend to early browning and lightening as they age. Tannin from oak aging can help somewhat to stabilize color.


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