With a perfect 10 Taste rating, 92-93 point scores and 40% savings you don't want to miss this estate grown beauty from the Sierra Foothills, the Andis Wines Barbera d'Amador!
This is 100% Barbera from the Andis Estate vineyard in the Sierra Foothills AVA. The wine is fermented in steel tanks and spends 18 months in French Oak, 15% of which were new. Only 791 cases were produced.
This wine also has almost no residual sugar at all (<0.4 g/L) but don't let that fool you into thinking it is light on sweet fruit flavors! (Read on for more on that.)
Tasting Panel gave the 2018 we are offering here 93 points, Wine Enthusiast gave it 92 points.
The name of the wine (Barbera d'Amador) is an ode to the excellent Barbera grown in Amador County much like the Italian areas of Alba and Asti. In fact, the first Amador vineyards were established in 1849 during the Gold Rush and Italian varietals like Zinfandel, Sangiovese and especially Barbera have been at the forefront ever since.
And there really is something truly special about the Barbera grown here, in fact it's one of my favorite spots in the world for this variety. If you had a chance to get in on either of our Scott Harvey Barbera offers (our #2 ranked wine of 2020) then you know why. Today's wine is just as good.
This latest vintage (2018) is only available from the winery at the SRP of $30.
Today's INSIDER DEAL; however, gets you 4 bottles of the 2018 Andis Wines Barbera d'Amador for just $78.99, or $19.75 a bottle.
Factor in the additional discount from our super low $5 shipping versus the normal shipping cost and you're saving 40%!
This 4-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of the offering winery. Future deals may have more or less states available.)
This is a limited time, winery direct offer facilitated by our friends at Wine Country Connect. Sale ends Tuesday 4/27 at noon (PST) unless it sells out sooner. Shipping is a flat $5 per order no matter how many 4-packs you buy.
Clicking on the buy button above will take you to the site winedealmaker.com for checkout. If you don't see the embedded buy box click here to order. Once there you can also adjust the quantity of 4-packs in your order by using the "Click To Update Cart" link at the top of the screen.
From the bottle:
Andis Wines was established in 2010 as a forward-thinking winery built with a green design. Our building is modern in look with a focus on sustainability and respect for the environment. We source fruit from our Estate as well as some of the best vineyards in the region to produce exceptional wines of character and varietal correctness.
Barbera is an Italian grape variety that made its way to Amador County during the Gold Rush of the 1850’s and still thrives here today. The variety’s natural acidity and deep color make it a great option for blends but also a wonderful stand-alone wine with characteristics of black-cherry, raspberry, sun dried tomatoes, and vanilla.
Aloha, Andy Friedlander and Janis Akuna
Produced & Bottled by Andis Wines
The 2018 Andis Wines Barbera d'Amador begins with beautiful blackberry and bright cherry fruit intermingled with spice, black pepper and vanilla. It's a lovely, succulent aroma that sucks you right into the glass.
The wine tastes deliciously delicious! Loaded with super rich and juicy tart fruit flavors, great acidity and a smooth and silky texture, this is just a beauty. It has almost no residual sugar at all but it's extremely flavorful with Sweet Tart candy like flavors.
It ends dry, very long and lingering and a bit tannic and grippy. Pair it with pizza or anything else in tomato sauce and you'll be in heaven. It was just as good on day 2.
As we noted above we absolutely love Barbera from this area and this is a great example. If you enjoyed the Scott Harvey Barbera you will love this one just as much!
2018 Andis Wines Barbera d'Amador
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