La Chertosa Winemakers Remembrance Barbera 2014, Amador County
This wine is in remembrance of two 19th Century Italian immigrants to California Wine Country.
The first, Samuele Sebastiani, Sam’s grandfather, a pioneering California winemaker who brought his skills to the red-soiled, gently sloping hills of Sonoma Valley in 1898. The second, the Barbera grape, planted back in the 1800’s to accompany the hearty pasta sauces and stews that were a staple to those who worked the vines and the land.
In rather short supply in California, this is a uniquely friendly bold and robust red wine, with warm satin edges and deep fruit tones perfect for any meal where the wine needs to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the food. This 100% Barbera is medium-full bodied, garnet in color with bright acidity. It has the flavors and aromas of ripe black cherries, black fig, raspberries and cacao – light tannin with a medium finish. This wine would be great with a rustic terrine, a big burrito or your favorite charcuterie. Only 168 Cases Produced.