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2012 Barbera

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Tasting Notes

Ripe Marion berry, baked pie and a mild oak spice aromas. The wine has a full bodied entry with flavors of red fruit, chocolate and coffee. A little spice at the finish adds depth and complexity to the wine. Great acidity adds to a nice finish making it seem a little lighter than the first taste. This is a wine that should pair nicely with roasted lamb. 

Winemakers notes

This is the first Barbera wine made at Coyote Canyon Winery and it shows great potential as another varietal that can do well. The wine was aged in mostly neutral French oak barrels for approximately 20 months. With a fruit forward style the wine is drinking excellent right now but should hold up for 5-7 years.

  • Blend Composition: 97% Barbera, 3% Sangiovese 
  • Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
  • pH: 3.77
  • TA: 6.7 g/l
  • Bottling Date: June 30, 2014
  • Cases Produced: 190

    Vineyard Notes

    • Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
    • AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
    • Grower Degree Days: 3164
    • Precipitation: 4.6’

    Overall 2012 was a good grape growing season in WA State. The Horse Heaven Hills AVA was right at its long term average for GDD which was nice after a couple of cooler vintages in 2010 and 2011. With consistent temperatures and a steady source of irrigation grapes were ripened on time and developed full flavors. This Barbera was sourced from some 2006 plantings.

    Awards

    Gold - 2015 Seattle Wine Awards
    Gold - 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition
    Silver - 2014 Tri-Cities Wine Awards