2012 Single Vineyard Barbera
The elevation, soil and unique climate in Lake County add to the complexity of this wine. Our Shannon Ridge Single Vineyard Collection exemplifies the commitment to and mastery of sustainable farming. Our "Ovis Cycle" of farming integrates sheep into the vineyards to control weeds, naturally fertilize the vines and provide wool and protein to our families. This wine is a true reflection of the people who made it and the place it was grown.
The Shannon Ridge 2012 Betsy Vineyard Barbera is a well balanced wine with deep garnet and ruby tones. It has aromas of raspberry, Bing cherry, vanilla, and spice. The flavors include ripe cherry pie, cracked black pepper, and sweet red fruit. It is full bodied, rich and lush, with a silky finish.
Composition/Blend: 85% Barbera, 15% Petite Sirah
Appellation: High Valley, Lake County
Barrels: French and American Oak
Time in Barrels: 18 months
Cases Produced: 650
Suggested Retail: $32