The 2016 Isabel Reserve Barbera is loaded with the dried cherry flavors that make this variety a favorite in Piedmont and now the Sierra Foothills. Impactful from the very first sip with a long insistent finish, it partners beautifully with spicy pasta dishes.
Barbera as a varietal is known for its lush fruity flavors. Our Isabel Barbera doesn't disappoint with notes of dried cherry, black currants and a hint of ripe berries.
This wine hails from the Walker Vineyard in El Dorado County. Lloyd Walker and his daughter Ann Johnson farm Barbera on a windy site off the Consumnes River canyon. Huge daily temperature swings provide a long hang time for great development in the grapes.
In 2016, our harvest from the Walker Vineyard was especially good. So good in fact that we decided to use this fruit to create our first Isabel Barbera, the brand reserved for our flagship wines. This wine does not disappoint. It is everything a Barbera should be an then some.
Food Pairing Notes
We suggest pairing this luscious Barbera with a wide range of spicy foods - anything from spicy marinara sauce to enchiladas with a chili rojo sauce.