2015 Bolton Vineyard Barbera Reserve

2015 Bolton Vineyard Barbera Reserve

$48.00

Wine Club Price: $43.20

Rich with the perfect balance of acidity and weight. This ripe, smooth red boasts a blueberry and plum presence on the nose and the palate.

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. This ripe, smooth red boasts a blueberry and plum presence on the nose and the palate. 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 2015 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 2015 fruit was harvested in early October 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 are continuing to develop our Barbera program at Bolton. Our 2015 yielded a slightly less limited run of 375 cases at a pH of 3.55 and a TA of 6.3. 

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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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Wine Details

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