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Portalupi 2016 Barbera, Pauli Ranch, Mendocino

Portalupi 2016 Barbera, Pauli Ranch, Mendocino

2016 Barbera, Pauli Ranch, Mendocino County

Gold Medal, Northcoast Wine Challenge, 2018 Competition 

Appellation: Mendocino County

Soil Type: River Rap Gravel, Pinola

Harvest: 10/12/16 • 6 Tons

Brix: 25.4

Winemaking: 16 months, 40% New Hungarian, 40 %1 year, 20% year  

419 cases

Located close to Ukiah, bordering the Redwood Valley AVA, where the Russian River flows the length of the Ukiah Valley and has been its defining landmark for eons. The fertile flood plain of this storied waterway is flanked by miles of benchland, pinole soils. The two topographies create a superb growing region reminiscent of the Medoc. The Pauli family is a multigeneration farmer. Our mission is to produce award winning, authentic Barbera. This wine is made in the Classy d’Asti style Barbera with piquant, formidable , lively acidity and moderate flavor intensity making it one of the best food wines on the planet. Sleek with formidable acidity, supporting a cast of dark plum, black fig, cumin and licorice. A touch of smoke and white pepper round out this wine in it’s endless quest to support rich Northern Italian cuisine. Enjoy now or age 3-6 years