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2015 Sebastiani Barbera, Sonoma Valley

2015 Sebastiani Barbera, Sonoma Valley

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SKU: 001318

A nose filled with dark fruit and baking spice. The palate showcases fruit flavors with lighter notes of cinnamon and sweet spice. Mouthwatering acidity complements the well-integrated tannins.

Winemaker Notes
Our 2015 Sonoma Valley Barbera is a dark purple color and has a nose filled with dark fruit and baking spice. The palate showcases fruit flavors of raspberry and cherry with lighter notes of cinnamon and sweet spice. A seam of mouthwatering acidity neatly pulls all of the flavors together and complements the well-integrated tannins. Pair with Osso Bucco over creamy polenta. - David Nakaji, Winemaker
Food Pairing Notes
The 2015 Sonoma Valley Barbera has generous fruit flavors interlaced with dried herbal tones. It’s well paired with duck confit ravioli with roasted squash and a red wine reduction sauce. The wine’s red fruit is a great match with the rich flavors of the duck and the squash brings an organic layer that ties it all together. This is a great addition to your holiday table! - Robert Smith, Master Sommelier
80% Barbera, 15% Malbec, 4% Petite Sirah and 1% Petit Verdot
Wine Specs
Sonoma Valley
Harvest Date
September 25th, 2015
6.4 g/L
12 months in new and neutral Hungarian and American oak
Alcohol %
Production Notes
The fruit was crushed and then destemmed into a tank for a four day cold soak. The grapes were pressed slightly sweet with only a light press fraction added back. It went into 25% new Hungarian and 25% new American oak, with the rest in neutral oak. The wine was aged for 12 months, and then blended with Malbec, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot for enhanced color and body.
Vineyard Notes
2015 was a fantastic vintage producing high quality fruit. It began with an earlier than average bud break and an intense, compacted harvest beginning earlier than average as well. The high temperatures in August and early September accelerated maturity and picking times. The fruit had smaller berries with concentrated flavors that produced exceptional quality fruit. The grapes were harvested on September 25th, 2015 at optimum ripeness under clear night skies.
Only 187 cases produced