2018 Barbera, Pauli Ranch Vineyards
Redwood Valley, Mendocino County
Elegant, earthy, and complex, this wine is crafted with world-class grapes from Pauli Ranch in the historic winegrowing region of Redwood Valley in Mendocino County. This new vintage excites the senses with lofty aromas of red and black fruits, garnished with floral notes of fresh lavender and crushed violets, raw tobacco, leather, forest floor, and layers of spice. This medium to full-bodied wine has expressive notes of fresh raspberry, black plum, cranberry, and boysenberry which are layered with nuances of cinnamon, clove and blood orange peel as the wine opens in the glass. A fabulous food-friendly wine that becomes more enchanting from start to finish.
Pairs well with heirloom tomato salad with fresh Burrata cheese, hearty minestrone soup, grilled eggplant, pasta with wild mushrooms, barbecued chicken, and pork tenderloin stuffed with fruit compote.