2008 Scott Harvey J&S Reserve Barbera, Amador County
A blend of the Manby Vineyard and Vineyard 1869 of the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California. Amador County is extremely well suited to Barbera. Barbera both buds out earlier and ripens later than Zinfandel producing grapes at lower pH and full bright acidity. Barbera will eventually become known as the best variety for Amador County. Enjoy now through 2020 Fruit forward, rich full flavors expressing both the varietal and the Amador Terroir. This complex wine has notes of cherries, pepper and blackberry with a bright center finishing with vanilla and spice.