2014 Scott Harvey J&S Reserve Barbera, Amador County
A blend of the Wilderotter and Coon Barbera Vineyards of Amador County. Amador County is extremely well suited to Barbera. Barbera both buds out earlier and ripens later than Zinfandel producing grapes at lower pH with full, bright varietal fruit. Amador County is rapidly becoming known as the best wine growing region in the world for Barbera. To give more depth to this vintage, we added 18% Syrah from the York vineyard in Fiddletown.
Fruit forward, rich full flavors expressing both the varietal and the Amador Terroir. This complex wine has notes of bright red cherries, pepper and mulberry with a bright center finishing with chocolate and spice. 72% Wilderotter Barbera Vineyard, 10% Coon Barbera Vineyard, 18% York Syrah Vineyard.