• Is Barbera California's most underappreciated classic varietal?

    8 days ago - By Lodi Wine

    Barbera clusters in 45-year-old Leventini Vineyard, originally planted for E. & J. Gallo
    Barbera is one of those red wine grapes that have been around longer than anyone can remember. Nor can anyone remember why. Like one of those guys you can always depend upon to show up at your parties. Doesn't say much, but he's always... there.
    Good example: In one of the old, classic books on California wine - Robert Gorman's Gorman on California Premium Wine - the author devotes over 270 pages on the enormous excitement generated by the best and latest California wines of the time. Despite the fact...
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