2014 Uvaggio Barbera

$24.00

95% Barbera - Leventini Vineyard
3% Barbera - Firefall Vineyard
2% Charbono - Arrastra Vineyard
95% Lodi AVA 

Our mature vines are grafted to an old clone which has been cultivated in California since around the 1880’s.  

We used a yeast strain isolated in Barolo and immediately following the alcoholic fermentation and pressing, we filled the wine to barrels for a malo-lactic conversion in wood.  It was minimally handled and racked just once during winter.  Total aging in cooperage was eight months and it consisted of 24% new French oak, 30% once used French oak, with the balance in fairly neutral French oak.

Bottled in Jul 2015; 14.2% alcohol,

pH 3.39 & TA 7.1 g/l 

Full, rich and structured; with aromas of toasty oak and ripe berries, plus flavors of stone fruit like cherry and plum; it possesses a complex finish.


Uvaggio Barbera Press

"Fresh and balanced with bright red and black fruit flavors, this will be fantastic with all kinds of meat, fowl and mushroom dishes. Tangy acidity and firm, refreshing tannins keep this medium-bodied wine lively and mouthwatering from the first sip to the last." — Jim Gordon

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"A great-value Barbera sourced from Lodi and entirely barrel-aged, Uvaggio’s Italian red is very savory and rich with a mix of leather, cherry, chocolate and perfume. With a small amount of Primitivo in the blend, it’ll accompany meats and pastas in red sauce as well as drink nicely on its own, the acidity standing up to a wide range of earthy dishes. " — Virginie Boone

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"A full hit of blackberry and black cherry kick things off right in this Lodi Barbera, followed by flavors of Dr. Pepper-like spice and chocolate, with a silky, smooth finish. This lovely wine would be happy served alongside a heaping plate of lightly herbed, red-sauced pasta and pizza." — Virginie Boone

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