The 2019 Runquist Barbera offers aromas centered on raspberry, cherry and currant, along with a perfumed note of violets and lavender framed with notes of vanilla, nutmeg, and hazelnut. The palate has a savory succulence and a rich viscosity not normally associated with Barbera. The red fruit flavors are delivered by a wine with a creamy, smooth, and round texture that transitions seamlessly to an elegant finish with notes of mocha, caramel, and gently toasted oak.
Varietal Composition: 100% Barbera
Appellation: Amador County
Aging: 48% American oak, 41% French oak, 11% neutral oak
Winemaker: Jeff Runquist
Production: 1,275 cases