Wine of the Week: Jacuzzi Barbera


Vintage: 2011

Region: Rancho Victoria - Sierras

Style: Barbera

Country: USA

Winery: Jacuzzi

Tasting Notes: Very indicative of the varietal with cherry and strawberry on the tongue. Bright, light, and tasty.

Rating: 🍷🍷🍷

Thoughts: Here’s an Italian grape presented in the hills of Sonoma County, California. We discovered Jacuzzi after a not great experience with another, will-remain-unnamed vineyard drove us away. (Hint—women do drink red wine…). Jacuzzi was open, welcoming, and had some intriguing Italian-based wines, so we had to give them a try. We brought this bottle home and just cracked it open last week, and boy, did it stand up well to a few years of cellaring. I wouldn’t let this vintage go too much more, but it was very good.

Pairings: This Barbera is on the lighter side of reds, so this is a perfect wine with lemon chicken or grilled fish.