Category Archives: Barbera

Macchia Wines | “Delicious” | Barbera | Lodi | California | 2013 | $20 | 88 Points

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“Recommended” Here is another “delicious” red varietal wine from Macchia Wines’ 2013 vintage roster. (This follows our recent review of Macchia’s 2013 “Dubious” Petite Sirah — 93 Points — which you can revisit at the link: Dubious) This is a … Continue reading

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PICK of the CELLAR: Cooper Vineyards | Barbera | Estate | Amador County | California | 2008

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In June 2010, we had the pleasure of visiting Dick Cooper at his namesake Cooper Vineyards in California’s Shenandoah Valley AVA near Plymouth, in Amador County.  As we stood tasting several aging wines from barrel with Dick and winemaker Mike Roser, Dick reminisced about his ancestors’ walnut farming … Continue reading

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PICK of the RACK: Dillian Wines | Barbera | Amador County | California | 2010 | $26 | 91 pts

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Aromas: black cherry and plum; cocoa; cola Character: dry & full-bodied; rich & fruit-driven; moderate tannins; vibrant acids; smooth, supple mouth feel; subtle oak Flavors: plums sautéed in butter; dark fruit compote; chocolate; macadamia nut; vanilla-tinged oak Food Pairing: mild-medium sharp cheeses; tomato-based Italian fare; Barbeque; roasted meats … Continue reading

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