Birdhorse, Barbera, Amador County 2019
This Piedmont-style California red has vibrant acidity and notes of cherry, dried herbs, and pepper.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Amador County
REGION: Sierra Foothills
VINEYARDS: Shake Ridge
SOIL: Quartz-rich, red soils
PRACTICE: Sustainable, dry-farmed, organic
BODY: Full (9-10)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Luxardo 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 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.”
ABOUT THE 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.
ABOUT THE LABEL:
“The Name - Birdhorse is intended to evoke a sense of adventure and whimsey, rooted in the familiar - the same feeling we hope to express through each of our wines. It is a thing you can conjure in your mind’s eye, a faint outline, but requires an inquisitive and open mind to fill in the details. That is Birdhorse: a desire for understanding, grounded by our own experience and perception, fueled by our imagination.”