"The 2021 Cooper Barbera has a purple color of significant depth with the bright youthful hues one would expect from a high acid variety such as Barbera. Aromas of fully ripened red raspberries and currants couple seamlessly with a toasted and smoky oak bouquet to deliver a rich and satisfying scent. Notes of nutmeg, hazelnut, caramel, and butter add a suggestion of flaky pastry crust which brings a complexity to the wine that only grows with time in the glass. Plums, currants, and cherries join the raspberries to provide succulent juicy flavors with a brightness that is Barbera. Fourteen months in barrels provides a creamy texture to the wine and lengthens a finish that lingers long after the wine is gone. This is one savory, juicy, creamy wine. It just doesn’t get much better than this."
Varietal Composition: 100% Barbera
Appellation: Amador County
Vineyard: Cooper Vineyard
Aging: 14 months in 40% American oak, 43% French oak, 17% neutral oak
Winemaker: Jeff Runquist