2011 Single Vineyard Barbera

 

The grapes used to produce our 2011 Shannon Ridge Single Vineyard Barbera were picked from our High Valley Vineyards in Lake County. They were allowed to hang on the vines long enough for the acid to come into balance. We did a long cold soak on the skins to improve color and enhance the fresh fruit. The fruit was pressed at dryness and put through Malo-lactic fermentation. Aged in French and American oak to enhance the creamy vanilla mouthfeel.

 

Tasting Notes

 

Color: Deep garnet

Aroma: Ripe Bing cherry, vanilla, cassis

Flavor: Blackberry, ripe cherries, spice

Texture: Full body, rich, well balanced with a lush, velvety finish

 

Technical Data

 

Alcohol:

14.9%

Total Acidity:

.65

pH:

3.64

Residual Sugar:

.15

Composition/Blend:

85% Barbera, 15% Petite Sirah

Appellation:

Lake County, High Valley

Barrels:

French and American

Time in Barrels:

14 months

Cases Produced:

1,491

 

 

Suggested Retail: $29.99
Stock#: SN11SVBA

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