2020 Barbera, Pauli Ranch Vineyards
Inspired by the world-class wines crafted in the Piedmont region of Italy, this dynamic new release captures the distinctive character of the legendary red grape Barbera and the radiant personality of vines grown at Pauli Ranch. This stunning vintage opens with fragrant scents of high-tone red and dark fruits that mingle with floral and earthy notes of rose petals, dried lavender, blood orange peel, mineral, and savory spices. The flavors continue on the palate, where the fresh flavors of dark plum, ripe cherry, cranberry and wild strawberry are interwoven with hints of dark chocolate nibs, shaved truffle, black olive, white pepper, clove, cinnamon, and roasted walnuts.
The flavors are balanced with bright acidity, silky tannins, and velvety texture. Pairs well with fresh Burrata cheese, wild mushroom risotto, pork tenderloin stuffed with fruit compote, and lamb kabobs.