2017 Isabel Barbera
The 2016 Isabel Reserve Barbera is harvested 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. The wine 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.