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Coyote Canyon Winery

Coyote Canyon Winery
2019 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Barbera, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$33

Coyote Canyon Winery
2019 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Barbera, Horse Heaven Hills

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Garnet color. Aromas of chocolate covered espresso beans with a full body and a long milk chocolate, paprika, and count chocula finish. A rich, lush style to make fans of modern wine happy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered espresso beans
Taste Flavor: milk chocolate, paprika, and count chocula
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, lush style to make fans of modern wine happy.

The Producer

Coyote Canyon Winery

The Producer
357 Port Ave, Studio A
Prosser, WA 99350
USA
1 509-786-7686

Their Portfolio

BR Coyote Canyon Winery 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Big John Cab Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills 14.5% (USA) $56.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Coyote Canyon Winery 2014 HHH Estates Reserve Red Blend, Graciano, Horse Heaven Hills 14.7% (USA) $56.00.
96 Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 HHH Estates Reserve Red Blend, Tempranillo, Horse Heaven Hills 14% (USA) $56.00.
86 Coyote Canyon Winery 2015 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Primativo, Primitivo, Horse Heaven Hills 15.2% (USA) $33.00.
93 Coyote Canyon Winery 2018 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills 14.8% (USA) $38.00.
91 Coyote Canyon Winery 2019 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Barbera, Horse Heaven Hills 14.6% (USA) $33.00.
87 Coyote Canyon Winery 2021 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Albarino, Horse Heaven Hills 13.6% (USA) $24.00.
BR H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Big John Cab Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills 14.5% (USA) $56.00. - Bronze Medal
90 H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Michael Andrews Reserve Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills 14.7% (USA) $56.00.
96 H/H Estates 2012 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Michael Andrews Reserve Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills 14% (USA) $56.00.
89 H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Bozak Reserve Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills 14.7% (USA) $56.00.
91 H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard G W Smith Reserve, Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills 15.1% (USA) $56.00.
88 H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Buck Reserve, Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills 15.2% (USA) $56.00.
95 H/H Estates 2014 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Robert Andrews Reserve, Mourvedre, Horse Heaven Hills 15.8% (USA) $56.00.

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.