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LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards

LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards
2018 Macotera 09 Vineyard, Barbera, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 2.0%
Certified Sustainable
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards
2018 Macotera 09 Vineyard, Barbera, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Barbera

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 2.0%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of raspberry jam, vanilla pudding, graham cracker pastry crust, chocolate bar with almonds, and olive tapenade with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length cinnamon-sugar toast, carob, dried figs, and caramel finish with heavy oak flavor. A very oaky, dense Barbera with chocolate-covered raspberry vibes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: raspberry jam, vanilla pudding, graham cracker pastry crust, chocolate bar with almonds, and olive tapenade
Taste Flavor: cinnamon-sugar toast, carob, dried figs, and caramel
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very oaky, dense Barbera with chocolate-covered raspberry vibes.

The Producer

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards

The Producer
1525 E Jahant Rd
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9780

Their Portfolio

85 Caricature 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR Caricature 2018 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Caricature 2018 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
86 Ivory & Burt 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
93 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 One Hundred Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Jahant, Lodi 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate Rosé, Sangiovese, Lodi 12% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, White Moscato, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 14% (USA) $20.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $15.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Diablo Single Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Railroad Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Thirty Eight Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.2% (USA) $32.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Redtail Single Vineyard, Nero d’Avola, Jahant 14% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 River Ranch Rosé, Aglianico, Lodi 13% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2017 Midnight Reserve, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $40.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Aglianico, Other, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Thirty Eight Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
88 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Railroad Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Macotera 09 Vineyard, Barbera, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2020 Prince Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg 11.5% (USA) $22.00.
92 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Lewis Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $32.00.
88 LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2018 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2017 Merlot, Clarksburg 14% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Chardonnay, California 14% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $12.00.
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2020 White Moscato, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14% (USA) $12.00.
87 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Family Vineyards, Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Zinfandel, California 15% (USA) $12.00.

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.