2012 High Valley Barbera

The High Valley AVA rises between 1,600 and 3,000 ft. elevation in the Coastal Ranges of northeastern Lake County. Thanks to the high elevation and cool breezes from the oldest lake in North America, it is one of the coolest appellations in Lake County. We run 1,000 head of sheep on these vineyards, composting the weeds into nutrients for the red, rocky volcanic soils. These are intensely flavored grapes, and we craft them into wines that capture the character of this remarkable region.

Tasting Notes

Our High Valley Barbera has wonderful aromas of fresh picked cherries, strawberries, hints of spice and notes of sweet vanilla. Flavors of ripe cherry pie, berry compote and mocha notes balanced with sweet oak and good acidity reward the mouth and leave you wanting a second glass. Salute!

Technical Data

Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 14.5%
Composition/Blend: 95% Barbera 5% Petite Sirah
Appellation: High Valley, Lake County
Barrels: French and American Oak
Time in Barrels: 18 Months
Cases Produced: 750

Suggested Retail: $29.99

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