2018 Bodega Mariposa Cellars Paso Robles Highlands District, California Barbera
A California interpretation of a classic Italian variety, this wine is big, juicy and luscious.
Country: United States
Brand: Bodega Mariposa
Item #: 47107
About This Wine:
The distinct microclimates and diverse soils, combined with warm days and cool nights, make growing conditions ideal for producing more than 40 wine varietals. There presently are not any wineries in the Paso Robles Highlands District — the highest-elevation AVA in the region — but some great wines are being made from Highlands District fruit.
Growers have experimented with a wide array of varieties, including Barbera, with across-the-board success. The Barbera grape is grown throughout Italy, and most commonly in Piedmont, but has been embraced by a small cadre of California vintners who appreciate its affinity for dishes with tomato-based sauces.
Paso Robles Highlands District Barbera grapes are quite expressive, and Bodega Mariposa crafted a big, juicy, luscious wine following the 2018 harvest. Try it with a pepperoni pizza for a simple but satisfying meal.