2013 Madrone Estate Winery, Barbera Sonoma Valley
The 2013 Estate Barbera expresses beautiful aromas of roses and violets in full bloom with notes of black pepper, caramel, and cinnamon. A rich, velvety entry leads to the inviting fruit flavors of ripe, purple blackberries and plums and a luscious palate. This Barbera is flavorful and lightbodied while dense-in-fruit at the same time. It is a “juicy” red wine with a bright finish and due to the high acidity, pairs really well with rich, fatty foods and high tannins, thus making the dish complete.