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Barbera Walker Riserva 2015, 1.5L
Walker Vineyard, Los Olivos District AVA

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SKU: 15 Barbera Riserva 1.5L

The Palmina family shares in the enthusiasm and vision of the vineyard's original owners, Don & Shirley Walker. Hollywood transplants from the music industry, the Walkers pursued their dream of planting, farming and making wine in the Santa Ynez Valley. We're proudly carrying on the Walker's dream in this special vineyard also known as "Old School."
Located in the newly designated Los Olivos District AVA on Alamo Pintado Road, the vineyard lies on an ancient creek with alluvial rock and sandy loam soils. Days begin with cool, coastal fog from the Pacific Ocean hovering over the vineyard, chased away midmorning by warm winds drifting over the San Rafael Mountains to the east. Sunny, warm days provide the necessary temperature to fully ripen the grapes, and the cold, clear nights of the region retain the lively food-friendly acidity for which Barbera is known for.

TASTING NOTES

Tasting Notes
Although a very soil driven wine with aromas of wet clay and forest floor, red fruit dominates the nose with cranberry, raspberry and black fig. Classic Barbera notes of blonde tobacco and glove leather lead to flavors of wild berries and essence of orange rind. The wine finishes without a tannic grip, but instead a charge of vibrant acidity that lingers pleasantly for some time.

FOOD PAIRINGS

Food Pairing Notes
Barbera pairs well with a wide variety of meals including tomato based dishes such as the Ragu Bolognese. Pair with sausage, barbecued ribs, and hard cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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