2016 Uvaggio Montagna Nera Red (El Dorado)
October 1st, 2020
"48% Barbera; 43% Zinfandel; 9% other. Those who might argue that the first duty of any wine is to be varietally specific would simply miss the point here as this one’s sum is truly greater than its parts. A bit more oriented to Zinfandel despite its marginally larger portion of Barbera, it keys principally on juicy, ripe black and red berries with enriching elements of sweet soil and vanilla surfacing along the way. Its lengthy finish shows a fine spark of brightening acidity, and, although tasty and easy to drink now, it is structured to keep and very likely to gain in complexity for another three or four years."