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2016 Barbera

2016 Barbera
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SKU: 16Bar

Our 2016 Barbera is produced with fruit from Rancho Victoria in Amador County. Barbera is one of the few varietals we source from outside of Calaveras County given that Barbera likes the higher elevations and slightly cooler evening temperatures. This vintage is complex with layered flavors of raspberry and cherry on the nose with rich blackberry on the palette and a nice lightly spiced finish. Aging in French oak barrels adds increased complexity and hints of vanilla.

Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Rancho Victoria
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The bright cherry and berry flavors one expects from a Barbera do not disappoint. The nose offers the essence of cherry nibs, yielding to flavors of cherry Jolly Ranchers with bright acidity.
Vineyard Notes
Fruit for this vintage comes to us from the Rancho Victoria Vineyards in Amador County.
Winemaker Notes
Excellent drinking to be enjoyed now, or can be aged for a couple of years for further mellowing.
Food Pairing Notes
We suggest matching the natural flavor profile of this Barbera with grilled meats, herbs and spices such as sage, oregano, cinnamon, white pepper, and nutmeg. Grilled burgers with onions and blue cheese pair nicely with this varietal.

Product Reviews

Gary's Gravatar
(Jun 22, 2019 at 5:51 AM)
The wine was a refreshing change of pace!

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Lonnie Sproat
(Jul 10, 2020 at 1:46 PM)
We visited Hovey a few years ago and I always remember how I loved their Barbera. I recently decided to order a case. It is even better than I remember. Lots of unique tones that allow you to enjoy it slowly throughout the evening. I look forward to opening each bottle.

Liz's Gravatar
(Nov 17, 2020 at 3:05 PM)
One of my favorites!

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Oscar Vladimir Ramos
(Mar 15, 2021 at 10:13 AM)
Wonderful taste, bold but smooth!

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