2016 SONOMA VALLEY 'ESTATE OLD VINE' BARBERA
WINE CRITIC ROBERT WHITLEY
North of the Gate Wine Competition
This blockbuster Barbera is bold and flavorful with a deep, ruby purple hue, and an intense nose of black cherry, juicy raspberry, and a hint of white pepper. On first sip, it reveals beautifully integrated blackberry, black cherry, and rich raspberry, with notes of chocolate, espresso, and vanilla. Perfectly balanced on the palate with medium-bodied complexity and richness, the finish is so succulent, you'll long for another sip.