Texas Heritage Reserve Barbera

This was a Texas Wine Club (more) selection. The Reserve Barbera from Texas Heritage Vineyards (more) was a surprise.

This delightful Texas Barbera was barrel aged for 36 months. Hints of strawberry jam on the nose. ed current, boysenberry and watermelon come to mind when drinking. This same batch was awarded Best of Class at the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Gold at the 2021 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition.

-Texas Wine Club

The Texas Wine Club suggestion is to pair with Italian pasta or roasted chicken.

My Notes

I got a light cherry and wood scent. It was drier and smoother than I expected. I was expecting something heavy and harsh like a Bordeaux, and got more of a Burgundy.

It has a spicy finish. I paired it a seasoned pork chop and roasted broccoli, as you can see below. It was good with the seasoned pork, but the pork was almost too fatty for the wine. Surprisingly the broccoli makes the tart cherry flavor pop.

Final Thoughts

It was excellent with the chocolate cake and I think it would make a fantastic dessert wine. The spicy and warm finish with the chocolate cake just invokes a feeling of comfort, and I wanted to keep drinking it. Definitely a Friday night, I’m not sharing my cake or wine with you while I binge Bridgerton because its been a very long week and I need some “me” time.

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