Our 2013 Barbera grapes come from one of the most highly sought after vineyards in California. Shake Ridge Vineyard is located in the Sierra Foothills along a ridge 1,650–1,810 feet above sea level overlooking the town of Sutter Creek. Renowned grower, Ann Kraemer is one of the most highly respected figures in the wine world. In short order, this vineyard has proven to be a true star. The wine is massive in an ultra d’Alba tradition, layer after layer of dark fruits and exotic spices, truffles, slate and pure power. Delivering fruit with depth of flavor, color and structure, it provides a true Italian style experience. Barbera is re-emerging as a sought after wine and we, at Portalupi have been at the forefront of producing some of the best Barbera available. Drink now through 2022.
The 2012 Vintage was a Double Gold Medal Winner, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
The 2013 Vintage was BEST OF CLASS