The 2017 Hovey C² Red is a unique blend of two of our most popular varietals. Comprised of 55% Barbera and 45% Tempranillo, the blend is very approachable with smokey notes and beautiful tannins.
SILVER - Wine Enthusiast, 2021
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Not sure what to expect? Well, the Tempranillo delivers tobacco notes which are complimented by the rich depth and juiciness of the Barbera. The first sip appears fruity and then comes then hints of dark cherry and licorice. The complexity of this wine, and the different flavors you might experience are a nod to the fruit and the winemaker.
Barbera (55%) is the foundation of this years blend and comes to us from the Rancho Victoria Vineyard in Plymouth. Tempranillo (45%) is sourced from the Cave City Vineyard in Angels Camp, and rounds out the 2017 Hovey C² Red blend.
The story behind C² - Chuck Hovey's mastery of both the art and science of winemaking are what set Hovey wines apart, and one of the reasons he loved the story behind the Hovey Tasting Room. The building was the original home of Albert Michelson who won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on measuring the speed of light (he discovered the “C²” in Einstein’s E=MC²). And that's why.
Part art and part science, this wine disappears at the speed of light.
Food Pairing Notes
The 2017 Hovey C² Red blend is a versatile wine that pairs well with everything from pizza and pasta to steaks and salads.