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Animale 2009 Barbera Label

2009 Barbera

AVA: Washington

Vineyard: Gilbert 24K Vineyard, Mattawa

Alcohol: 15.5%

Production: 40 cases

Harvest Date: 10/10/2009

Brix at Harvest: 27.9

Blend:

  • 82% Barbera
  • 6% Petite Sirah
  • 6% Dolcetto
  • 5% Syrah
  • 1% Zinfandel

Aging:

  • 25% - new French oak, 5 months; stainless steel, 19 months
  • 50% - neutral French oak, 5 months; and stainless steel, 19 months
  • 25% - stainless steel

Tasting Notes:

Notes: Dark purple-black color, complex aromas of fresh berries, ripe plums, herbs and spices; rich, full-bodied and concentrated, with flavors of plums and prunes with hints of raisins; with zesty, invigorating acidity. Like its Italian cousins, this is an informal wine for pairing with flavorful and hearty fare.

Label Art: Linnea Granryd, Seattle, WA