Barbera Alisos 2011
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The Alisos Barbera vineyard block was created especially for Palmina in 2002 by grafting Barbera onto established vines. After harvesting the first vintage in 2004, Steve quickly realized that the fruit was something very special.
The steep south-facing hills, low yields and cool growing conditions of the Alisos Vineyard produce fruit that is superb, and results in a wine that is robust, flavorful and food friendly.
The wine is deep-ruby in color and fills the glass with savory, brambly fruit character — mulberry, ollaberry, herbs de provence, white pepper and wild fennel. The palate reveals high-toned red fruit with flavors of black cherry, tar, and fresh herbs. The velvety texture of the wine and lack of tannins create a perfect comfort wine, as well as an ideal pairing with a variety of Fall dishes.