Our beloved little field blend has now matured enough to hold its own as a varietally-specific Barbera. In case you were wandering about how all of those last names ending in "i" made their way into Sonoma County, the 19th and 20th century brought waves of Italian immigrants to California. With them came their Barbera. It's long been a staple on the Italian dinner table, where its jewel-like ruby color, high acidity and low tannin level make it a family crowd pleaser. A carafe of Barbera makes the grandmothers giggle and the young men pontificate. It's not dinner; it's a family party.
Which brings us back to the whole reason we created Home Grown Farms: we wanted an everyday table wine with some soul. What better way to spice up dinner than to put an Italian at the table?
2012 Home Grown Farms California Barbera:
$10.99 per bottle, 20% discount on full case purchases
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