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Twin Creeks Vineyard, Napa Valley


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Alcohol: 14.8%
TA: 0.70
Harvest date: 9/12, 10/3/01
Brix at harvest: 26.5
Bottling: 07/26/03
Production: 300 cases
Suggested Retail: $19.50





The wine balances ripeness and a supple texture with the firm acids inherent in Barbera. Dark cherry and floral aromas lead to rich, mouth filling plum, berry and black cherry flavors, with hints of spice, and a touch of almond and chocolate. The balance and acidity make it a versatile wine for a wide range of foods from pastas through meat dishes to grilled vegetables.

Napa Valley

This vineyard is in Wooden Valley, in the eastern part of the Napa Valley appellation, on benchland next to two seasonal streams. Though a relatively unknown region within Napa Valley, grapes have been grown in Wooden Valley for almost as long as they have been grown in Yountville and St. Helena. The vineyard mainly produces high quality Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, but a block of Barbera represents an inspired match of climate and clone.

The grapes were harvested twice, with the later picking from the rockiest part of the vineyard. The berries were small, ripe and flavorful, mostly from a particular Barbera clone isolated by a Davis professor. Their quality was very high and ripeness developed complex grape flavors, but not at the expense of the acidity characteristic of this varietal.

Barbera 96% Petite Sirah 4%

Silver Medal
- 2003 Atlanta International Wine Summit (Pre-release)

Best of Class, Napa Appellations
- 2003 California State Fair




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