This is our northern foothills Barbera grown on a North-facing slope at the Monarch Mine Vineyard located near Foresthill at 2,500 feet. It is made from two Barbera clones: #2 and a older Montevina selection. The style here is more racy and elegant than our Shenandoah Valley bottling; more Asti than Alba. It has beautiful black cherry fruit, precise varietal character, and a pleasant spiciness. It has a polished and refined characteristics. It drinks with layered complexity and persistence. It is finished in all French oak cooperage.
This very small production wine (less than 100 cases) was released first to our Club members. We have a small amount available until it is gone.