Jerome Winery | Barbera
Vintage: 2009. Barbera’s acidity is framed with ripe oak tannins to bring about a gorgeously balanced red that displays proud and truthful notes of ripe plums and blackberries with a smooth, earthy finish. Alcohol Content: 12.91%.
Winemaker’s Notes: Tradition and widespread cultivation dictated Barbera’s fate as a simple table wine, but a reduced yield and the magic of time well spent in French oak bring forward a deeper, richer and well structured rendering of this Northwest Italian varietal.
Pairings: Classic red, Italian sauces, roasted chicken with rosemary, or fontina cheese.
Jerome Winery was John McLoughlin’s first line of handcrafted wines. The wine follows a more traditional way of winemaking, bottled mainly as specific varietal wines. It hearkens back to the family's roots in the business. Family members worked in the vineyard as the first grapevines were planted and harvested by hand. The family photos on the labels honor that tradition of family and independent family businesses.