Shooting Star, Lake County (California) Barbera 2017

($15):  Barbera is a workhorse grape from Piedmont that has been grown in California for at least a century.  Unlike Piedmont versions, which often have a briary character with invigorating acidity, this one delivers juicy red fruit flavors and finishes slightly sweet.  It would be a good choice to offset the spice of a pepperoni pizza.
87 Michael Apstein Jan 14, 2020