' Airfield Estates - 2016 Barbera | Washington State Wine
 

2016 Barbera

$35.00 per Bottle
 
 

Tasting Notes

Bright cherries and red licorice dominate the aromatics of this gorgeous wine. The palate is bright with hints of plum and spice, followed by a light touch of oak and finishes off with bright acidity and smooth tannins.

Vineyard Designation

100% Estate Grown

Winemaker Notes

Hand harvested from our estate vineyard at optimal ripeness, Barbera grapes are massive with fleshy like skins and lots of juice. Extraction on grapes of this nature, especially with high acidity, must be taken with caution. Destemmed, but not crushed, the grapes went into small 2-ton fermenters and had very gentle handling during fermentation with only two punchdowns per day. After alcoholic fermentation was complete, the wine was removed from the skins and gently pressed before being placed into French Oak for aging, the wine was aged in 1-year old French oak, so the oak would not dominate the fruit-forward aspects of the wine and aged for approximately 19 months.

Pairings

Mushroom Risotto
Meat-stuffed Agnolotti
Chicken Liver Pâté
Taleggio or Fontina

Awards

Gold, 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Barbera
Appellation Yakima Valley
Acid 7.9 g/L
PH 3.31
Ageability Now through 2026
Bottling Date 5/11/18
Alcohol % 14.7
Size Bottle