Behind the Cork™ Wine of the Week

Boeger 2012 Barbera - El Dorado ($15)

This Barbera is from one of the oldest wineries in the Sierra Foothills. Barbera is a grape grown throughout Italy. It's a grape known for high acidity, soft tannin and dark fruit flavors.  The Boeger Barbera certainly has flavors of plums and spices, with velvety texture but its acidity is restrained, while the body is full and finishes very nicely. Seek this one out if you have never tried a Barbera.  You'll enjoy this great value.