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Barbera is a red wine grape variety that is either the most- or second most-planted variety in Italy. It gives good yields and can impart deep colour, low tannins and (unusually for a warm-climate red grape) high levels of acid.
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Food Pairing: Pairs well with savory casseroles, roasted meats and stews. Try with a creamy mushroom soup, white beans with olive oil, basil and a crusty loaf of herbed bread.
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French Hill Winery
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2005 Barbera Grand Reserve

No other winery had produced six straight years of Gold Medal Barbera. We bring you the best Barbera has to offer. It's unique and tasty prominent black cherry flavor is our tradem ...moreark. French Oak aging yields a toasty vanilla hint in the background. Try this wine at dinner with lamb or with traditional marinara dishes. You will enjoy this wine's intensity, fruit flavors and smoothness.
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French Hill Winery
CAW Rating: 100
2 reviews

2004 Barbera

This Barbera is so intense in black cherry flavors it is the best Barbara we have ever tasted. the 2004 harvest was rich in fruit flavors. This wine is the epitome of that characte ...moreristic. When pairing with foods, consider lamb roasts and smoked salmon.
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Downhill Winery
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2005 Barbera Amador County

Amador County Cooper Vineyards "Alessia" Barbera From Cooper Vineyards in the Shenendoah Valley, my 100% Barbera is full of bright red cherries and brambly spice. Picture dri ...morenking it on a grassy California hillside on a warm summer day. I think that my Barbera really represents the joy of drinking wine! This unique and intense wine would pair well with Italian Sausage, Antipasti, strong cheeses or Spanish style tapas.
Eberle Winery
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2005 Barbera

Originating from Piedmont, Italy, this Italian varietal is one of Eberle's best small production wines. Ruby red in color and lively with bright fruit flavors, the soft tannins mak ...moree this an easy everyday red and a standout with tomato based pastas.
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Chateau Rodin Winery
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A prize winning wine of a deep, dark purple, full bodied blend with soft tannins. It's delicate flavors will not roll off the tongue. Very fruity taste of raspberry, and delightful ...more taste of apple and clove on the back taste.
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Kelson Creek Winery
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2004 Barbera

The 2004 Barbera was produced from grapes grown in the Fiddletown area of Amador County and was aged for 19 months in 60 gallon French oak barrels. This wine has a broad, round, so ...moreft feel in the mouth with flavors of plum and chocolate. Enjoy the rich and complex aromas of blackberry and vanilla with a hint of spice.
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Villa Toscano Winery
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2004 Barbera

Widely planted throughout Italy and California, this immigrant to the Shenandoah Valley of California has rich blueberry flavors and hints of vanilla.
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Karmre Winery
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2005 Empress Julie Ann

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Grey Fox Vineyards
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2003 Barbera

One of Italy's finest grapes has taken hold in California and is grown right here at our vineyard in Butte County. Our Barbera has intense berry fruit and black currant characteris ...moretics. This is a complex wine with an unusual smoothness. A perfect choice for all dishes yet a wine you can just enjoy on its own.

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Zucca Mountain Vineyards
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2004 Barbera

The 2004 Barbera is our reserve Barbera from 2 vineyards, known for their fine Barbera grapes. This wine won a Gold Medal (95 points) in the California State Fair Commercial Wine C ...moreompetition and a Best of Class of Region, a Gold Medal in the Calaveras County Fair and the Silver Medal in the SF Chronicle Wine Competition. It is full-bodied, fruity, smooth yet elegant with a marvelous structure and mouth feel. You will love the subtle complexity, the interesting finish and moderate acidity. The wine contains aromas and flavors of cherry, blackberry and a hint of spice. Drink the wine now or lay it down to smooth out the tannins even more. We recommend this wine with any meal where the food flavors do not overpower the wine such as veal or pork.

Ledson Winery & Vineyards
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2004 Red Hills Barbera
Lake County

Grown in the rocky soil of the Red Hills appellation, this wine is strong, robust and full-bodied. Its deep, garnet shade enriches the glass as you swirl the wine in your glass. Th ...moree aromatics are that of cherry cheesecake, vanilla and hazelnut crème lead your palate to that of fleshy cherries, mild oak, well-balanced acidity and vanilla spice. The finale of this enticing tincture is clean, focused with subtle oak tannins. It would pair well with a Carbonada (Braised Beef With Onions and Red Wine).

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Shannon Ridge
CAW Rating: 92
2 reviews

2006 Barbera
Lake County

Our 2006 Shannon Ridge “Lake County” Barbera was harvested from our Family’s vineyards in the High Valley appellation in Lake County, California. The grapes went through an extende ...mored maceration as well as being fermented with 5% Petite Verdot.

Domenico Wines
CAW Rating: 89
1 reviews

2004 Barbera
Amador County

Full-bodied, supple tannins, long smokey finish. Aromas of cherry, toasty oak, roses and clove. Nice cola, cherry and oak flavors. Pair with red meat pasta sauces, stews, grilled b ...moreurgers, cured meats; proscuitto and sopresatta.

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Witch Creek Winery
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2005 Barbera
Capay Valley

Ripe raspberry, with a hint of spice. Pairs well with spicy meals or tomato based Italian dishes like pizza.

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Chumeia Vineyards
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2005 Barbera
Paso Robles

Blueberryville meets Strawberry street. If there were such a thing, this wine would live there! Zesty fruits of blueberry wrapped around lush strawberries. Layers of vanilla and co ...morecoa dust the mid palate. Snazzleberries—another great adjective for this wine!

Silver Medal Winner-Central Coast Wine Competition 2007

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Eckert Estate Winery
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2001 Barbera

Barbera is a grape variety widely grown in Italy's Piedmont region. Our Barbera exhibits vibrant spice and rich cherry/berry flavors. Higher in acid and lower in tannin than most r ...moreed wines, Barbera is surprisingly refreshing and goes amazingly well with food. Terrific with pizza, tomato-based pastas, and hearty dishes. Silver and Bronze medals.

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Pacific Star Winery
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2003 Barbera
Mendocino County

Native to the Piemonte region in Northwest Italy, Barbera is uncommon in the US market with a shortage of plantings in appropriate sites. Its naturally high acidity needs to be tem ...morepered by a slow ripening season made up of hot days and cool nights – we’re fortunate to find this ideal temperature range in the benchlands of Mendocino County. Try Barbera with your favorite Italian style foods.

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Bella Piazza Winery
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2004 Barbera
Sierra Foothills

Dark in color, sweet and spicy on the nose with hints of vanilla and clove coming from the oak barrel aging. The flavor in this Barbera follows the aromas with rich fresh fruit ton ...morees. Continuous tones from start to the long finish.

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Grands Amis
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2004 Grands Amis Barbera

Awards: Bronze Medal 2007 California State Fair. Light aromas of dried nectarine and peach amongst a distinctive earthiness on the nose are followed by a typical mild but acidic mi ...mored pallet. The balance of oak, tannins, acid, alcohol and fruit invite a meal for completing its journey.
This wine has been aged in oak for 27 months. Alcohol by volume: 15.5%. Total Production: 115 cases

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Boeger Winery
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2006 Barbera
El Dorado

Appearance: Bright, ruby red. Aromas: Cherry, raspberry, Red Delicious apple, red plum, oak Flavors: Raspberries, spice, oak Palate: Crisp fore-palate, full middle, bright, soft an ...mored well-rounded, medium-bodied Aging Potential: 5 years

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Fair Play
CAW Rating: 100
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This vintage is a single-vineyard Barbera, barrel-aged for eighteen months. It has the classic light fruit nose and tart backbone of a true Barbera. Preview tasters say it's one of the smoothest tasting Barbera wines among new releases this year.
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