It was time switch things up. I was not in the mood for a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Syrah. I wandered down to my cellar looking for something different. After pulling bottles and pondering I decided to try the 2009 Renwood Barbera from Amador County. Amador county is on my places to visit hopefully in 2015. I have an uncle who lives in Brentwood CA (North East of San Francisco). Chris and I will plan an extended weekend and stay at his house and visit Amador county along with the wineries and vineyards in his neck of the woods. I know it’s a drive so more than likely we would spend the night in Amador County when we visit.
Medium color depth and a ruby hue.
Moderate fruity aromas of caramel and sweet. The wine must have some residual sugar.
Dry, medium-bodied and slightly tart. Weak tannins. Slight bitterness on the sides of my mouth. Dry mid-palate finish.
How much: $25.00
Region/Appellation: California, Amador County
The Barbera was a little more fruity than what I like. We did have a glass of it with our Fajitas. Chris used some of the wine as a base when cooking the vegetables. Even if a wine is not your favorite, it can be used for cooking as long as you preserve it correctly.
I rated the 2009 Renwood Barbera two glasses.
Life is too short to drink crappy wine! Expand your palate and keep trying.