2017 Isabel Barbera
This wine loves food, in all forms.
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.