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Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk
NV Barbera, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$22.99

Cooper’s Hawk
NV Barbera, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of smoked peppercorn and wool with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a brisk finish with suggestions of cassis with medium tannins. A juicy wine for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: smoked peppercorn and wool
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of cassis
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Casserole, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy wine for the table.

The Producer

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

The Producer
15690 S. Harlem Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462
USA
1 708-633-0200 ext.108

Barbera

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Barbera is a hearty, spicy red, produced most notably in Italy's Piedmont region as well as in California, especially in Sonoma, where it was brought there by Italian immigrants in the 19th century.

Barbera is a distinctive red wine as it has very high acidity as well as very light tannins. Given the acidity, it is an ideal choice at lunch with salumi, as the acidity cuts through the fat of the meat.

It is the most widely planted red variety of Piedmont and most versions are straightforward, slightly rustic wines that are meant for simple foods such as pizza and lighter pastas. However over the past twenty years, producers- especially in the Asti province - have made more "serious" versions of Barbera d'Asti, aged in small oak barrels. These are riper and more weighty versions, light years away from the traditional style.

California has some representative examples, with ripe blackberry fruit and light spice, yet Barbera has yet to receive the same attention as many other red varieties in the state. Most are best consumed young with grilled meats.