Filled with zest and juiciness, Barbera satisfies much of northern Italy's thirst for a delicious daily drinker. After fermentation in large-format oak casks and stainless steel, ours ages for a few brief months before early spring bottling. This captures the exuberant, juicy and fresh fruit character of perfectly ripe Barbera. Sourced from Panache Vineyard with Nacimiento-Los Osos soil complex made of clay loam over weathered bedrock. 1150 feet above sea level. The vineyard is owned and farmed by Tom and Judy Blankenship. This small vineyard is located on the outskirts of the community of Creston. The diurnal temperatures are among the most dramatic in the region. The skins can become thick due to the large temperature swings from day to night, ripening fruit by day and preserving freshness and acidity during the chilly nights.