Easton, Barbera 2009, Cooper Ranch, Shenandoah Valley, California
Tasting Note: A well-made and more than straightforward barbera.
Ruby in color this wine has a nose of ripe blackberry and black plum fruit with clove and vanilla baking spice.
On the palate the barbera shows some body with a round apricot character towards the mid-palate.
There is also bright acidity complimented by medium tannin.
Bottle Note: This hand-crafted reserve-styled barbera is made from grapes grown on hillsides on the Cooper Ranch in the Shenandoah Valley, California appellation of Amador County. It is a Piedmontese variety that thrives in the climate and terroir of this New World setting. Amador has developed a world-wide reputation for Barbera. – Jane O’Riordan and Bill Easton
Tasted: Domaine de la Terre Rouge and Easton Wines Tasting Room, Plymouth, California
Tasted Date: April 17, 2016