Palmina Barbera Santa Ynez Valley 2007
This is more of a European styled wine than a big, jammy Californian version. The dark amethyst color shows depth and clarity, brimming with indigo highlights. The bouquet is somewhat floral, with violets and lavender mingling with herbs d’provence, a hint of tobacco leaf and black raspberry crumble. Barbera’s flagship characteristic jumps out at first sip – bright and brilliant acidity lifts the pomegranate, deep red plum fruit, black plum skin and currant. After a bit of swirling and air, intriguing “wild berry” flavors of olallaberry, huckleberry and blueberry emerge, all surrounded by gentle tannins and that beautiful, lilting acidity. This wine loves food, so enjoy with anything ‘rustica’ – spaghetti with meatballs, lasagna, risottos and just about anything with tomatoes and herbs!
Bright red fruit aromas. Violets and cherries. Smooth and easy drinking, cherry flavors, raspberry, good acidity, tar leather and a light cinnamon finish.
Lightly floral, shifting nose with good spice. Flavors are melty and smooth, dark and juicy. Succulent, with a nice spice and well integrated oak.
Copper on the nose, with jammy black fruits and prune. Candlewax on the mouth, which is big and fruity with black cherry and some vegetative green pepper.
sweet cherries, red licorice, violets, raspberries a little cedar and rubber, nice acidity and wonderful round red fruit courses through
Botanical gardens on the nose, you know, that wet-green-fresh smell of lush, manicured vegetation. Violets & daffodils, fruit-bearing trees. Big, ripe, round red fruit throughout, with great acidity and a pleasant jamminess that clings for a sturdy finish.
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Although grown in California this wine stays true to its native varital characteristics, dry, tangy, with flavors of plum and ending with solid tannins and nice acidity. As with any Barbera something rustic or anything with tomatoes and herbs would be a perfect pair.
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