2019 Onore Rogue Valley Barbera
The Onore Barbera opens with a freshness, a common thread throughout this wine, with aromatics of red currant and cranberry, cedar, baking spice, and a subtle creaminess. The palate is lively with acid and carries with it tart flavors of red plum and red currant, but also a darker and richer texture similar to blueberry cobbler and blackberries and cream. The bright acidity keeps the finish fresh and the lighter style tannins highlight the juicy red fruit characteristics of baking cherry and plum skin. The bustling acid and varied fruit flavors allow this wine great versatility food-wise, but also toes the line between a fun wine and a more complex, serious drinking wine.