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Twin Creeks Vineyard, Napa Valley

 

Related Information
Alcohol: 17.0%
TA: 0.81
ph: 3.45
Harvest date: 11/5/12
Production: 122 cases (500ml)
Suggested Retail: $20.00

 

 

2012 BARBERA

DESSERT WINE

WINEMAKER'S NOTES:
This is a dessert wine. The alcohol is consistent with that category but the residual sugar is lower than typical at slightly under 4 percent. The combination allows the wine to balance noticeable sweetness and concentrated fruit with the firm, crisp acidity associated with Barbera; an after-dinner drink that invites a second glass. Goes well with berry flavors, and pairs surprisingly well with blue cheese....or just by itself.

APPELLATION:
Napa Valley

VINEYARDS:
This vineyard is in Wooden Valley, in the southeastern part of the Napa Valley appellation, on benchland near two streams.   It mainly produces high quality Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, but a block of Barbera represents an inspired match of climate and clone.

VINTAGE:
A sizable amount of second crop offered an opportunity to make a dessert wine. The grapes were allowed to hang as long as possible to support a dessert wine. Harvested in November, the soaring sugars allowed the limited production of a fortified Barbera dessert wine.

COMPOSITION:
Barbera 100%

 

 

 


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