Birdhorse Wines 2020 'Shake Ridge Ranch' Barbera, Amador Co., CA
There’s something about Birdhorse Wines that just keeps us coming back for more. We can almost feel winemakers Katie Rouse and Corrine Rich’s intention-setting ritual each year.
Winemakers: Corinne Rich & Katie Rouse
Farming: Sustainable, Organic
Varieties: 100% Barbera
Terroir: Shake Ridge Ranch is an example of everything we believe farming should be: thoughtful observation rooted in experience and a deep scientific knowledge of soils and vines producing exceptional fruit. The quartz-rich, red soils of this special place produce ethereal wines with distinctive, dense structure.
Aging: Neutral French Oak
Tasting Notes: Luxardo cherry, dried lavender, rhubarb, and warm stones. A palate that is bright but earthy, with lively acidity and cobblestone tannins for a round, long finish. This wine brings a packet of seeds to the first date instead of flowers. Which is to say, it's here to make you think, and it's here to play the long game.