Birdhorse Wines, Barbera 2020, Shake Ridge Ranch Vineyards, Amador County, Sierra Foothills, CA
This Piedmont-style California red has vibrant acidity and notes of cherry, dried herbs, and pepper.
APPELLATION (AVA): Sierra Foothills
REGION: Amador County
VINEYARD: Shake Ridge Ranch Vineyards
GRAPES: 100% Barbera
SOIL: Quartz-rich, red soils
PRACTICE: Sustainable, dry-farmed, organic
VINIFICATION: 40% whole cluster fermented with native yeast, aged 18 months in barrel, then bottled.
BODY: Medium bodied
PRIMARY AROMAS: Maraschino cherry, dried lavender, rhubarb, and warm stones
FLAVOR: Bright but earthy, with lively acidity and cobblestone tannins for a round, long finish
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION: Enjoy with roasted vegetable dishes, rich dark meats, herbaceous cheeses, or mushrooms.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: “Birdhorse represents a vision for the future of California winemaking, a vision anchored in a passion for diversification. We strive to showcase regions, varietals, and humans that have long had a presence in this industry but have yet to been celebrated by many of its constituents. We are driven by intellectual curiosity, transparency, science, and data, but most importantly an ardor for delicious wines and sharing them with the wider drinking public.” (birdhorsewines.com)
ABOUT THE VINEYARD: Shake Ridge Ranch Vineyards
“Shake Ridge Ranch is an example of everything we believe farming should be - thoughtful observation rooted in experience and a deep scientific knowledge of soils and vines producing exceptional fruit. The quartz-rich, red soils of this special place produce ethereal wines with distinctive, dense structure.” (birdhorsewines.com)