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Jazz Cellars

Jazz Cellars
2015 Shenandoah Mine Ranch, Barbera, Amador County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32.00

Jazz Cellars
2015 Shenandoah Mine Ranch, Barbera, Amador County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Bright brick red color. Aromas of wild mushrooms, moss, ripe raspberry, mocha, chalkboard and licorice candy with a full body and a long vanilla taffy, lemon pepper, and tangy apple relish finish with silky tannins. A juicy Barbera bursting with fresh raspberry flavor.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity & juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: wild mushrooms, moss, ripe raspberry, mocha, chalkboard and licorice candy
Taste Flavor: vanilla taffy, lemon pepper, and tangy apple relish
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food or on its own
Recipes Pairing: Charcuterie, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy Barbera bursting with fresh raspberry flavor.
The Producer

Jazz Cellars

The Producer
2455 Third St
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA
1 650-868-8409
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.