2014 Bolton Vineyard Barbera Reserve

2014 Bolton Vineyard Barbera Reserve

$48.00

Wine Club Price: $43.20

Rich with the perfect balance of acidity and weight. Mouthwatering notes of huckleberry, bittersweet chocolate, smooth violet and cherry.

The Barbera grape is a traditionally Italian varietal known for bright fruit and a lighter, acidic finish. In the Columbia Gorge however, it is being rediscovered as big, bold and the most sensual of reds. With complex aromas of strawberry fruit leather and cherry liqueur, a palate of ripe huckleberry, bittersweet chocolate, and a mouthwatering finish, the Bolton Barbera is not to be missed. The Cathedral Ridge Barbera is a standout among Barberas and a non-stop team, judge and crowd favorite having garnered a double gold in the heart of Barbera country at the San Francisco Wine Show. We pair our Barbera with the insanely amazing Fig, Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onion Tart recipe from Jocelyn. A recipe card comes with every purchase!

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The 2014 Bolton Barbera Reserve is a tremendous wine sourced from Bolton Family Vineyard on the Columbia Gorge River right by the famous Maryhill Museum. Barbera is often the last grape to come in because we want it to grow out of the infamous Barbera acidity before we pick it. That way, we don’t have to tame the acidity that mars so many other Barberas. The 2014 fruit came in on October 21st and featured enormous clusters and berries with the darkest deepest purple imaginable. Barbera is considered a young wine of the year. We kept it in neutral barrels for only 14 months to keep the bright fruit flavors and delicate finish – anything longer would risk the integrity of Barbera. We are absolutely in love with this varietal and will continue to develop our Barbera program at Bolton. Our 2014 yielded only a very limited run of 200 cases at a pH of 3.55 and a TA of 6.3. Most recently we have added the legendary McKinley Springs Barbera to our lineup, which will be released in 2017!

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Pairs well with: Toast w/berry jam, sweet and savory tarts, gorgonzola, chutney, bacon, thumbprint cookies, goat cheese

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$48.00

Wine Club Price: $43.20

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Wine Details

  • > Cases Produced: 500
  • > Alcohol: 14.60%
  • > pH: 3.5