50% Hana Vineyard and 50% Manby Vineyard in the mountainous high elevation vineyards of Amador County. 2020 had an early bud break and early harvest. Picture perfect looking grapes with good color and bright red fruit characteristics. We blend this wine to be one of our best Barberas, using only the best barrels produced in the 2020. Hints of white pepper, cloves, dark cherry, ripe strawberry, spearmint and cherry cola. Medium bodied wine with good follow through and a lingering fruit forward finish. Would pair great with a braised pork chop.
Currents, cherry, toasty, extractive, black pepper all come together with light menthol and good balanced acidity. This approachable Cabernet is made the way it used to be made back in the 50’s and 60’s in the “Old World” style.
This wine made only for our wine club members is much like a light claret style Zinfandel. In the 50’s and 60’s Zinfandel was known as the Claret of California red wine. Primitivo and Zinfandel share the same chromosomal makeup. One coming from southeastern Italy and the other from California. Even though they have the exact same chromosomal makeup, the Primitivo produces more of a Pinot Noir like delicate style wine. Enjoy this Claret style Primitivo with grilled chicken and picnic grilled red meats.