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2014 Castello di Amorosa Barbera (US) "Twin Creeks Vineyard"

Winery: Castello di Amorosa

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Twin Creeks Vineyard"

Wine Category: Barbera (US)

Grape blend: 95% Barbera, 2% Sangiovese, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Merlot & 1% Petit Verdot

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 804

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 9, 2017

Wine Review: This dark red colored Barbera from Napa is tasty. It opens with a musty old wood and red beet like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a gentle blueberry and red cherry blend with notes of faint cola and vanilla oak. The finish is dry and its mild acidity and faint tannins stick around for a bit. While this wine is not over complex, it is very appealing. It will be a crowd pleaser and would pair nicely with your favorite burger. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A fine example of how flavorful a dry red wine made in the Italian style can be. This single vineyard Barbera has a medium body and lively acidity, with hints of dried herbs, black pepper and blackberries. This Barbera makes a wonderful table wine complimentary to Italian fare.

Organic status: not organic

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