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2009 Jacuzzi Barbera – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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Few family names have the instant recognizability and pedigree of invention like Jacuzzi. As early innovators in areas of aviation and farming, they have taken that “roll up your sleeves and get er’ done attitude” into winemaking.

Located at the south-end of Sonoma, this is a winery that’s worth the stop, even if to see the sights of their facility. This 2009 Barbera is their take on a classic Italian grape – let’s see what it has to offer:

Technical Data:

  • Harvest Date: October 1
  • Brix at Harvest: 25.3
  • pH: 3.57
  • Titratable Acidity: .62g/100ml
  • Residual Sugar by weight: .04%
  • Alcohol volume: 14.5%
  • Price: $20

Nose: Cherries, sand, clay, rose petals, a touch of star wars action figure, big-league chew, vanilla, chocolate and spice.

Taste: Cherry cola, strawberries, white pepper, sour cherries and rhubarb. Across the mid-palate I get hints of tobacco, chocolate, strawberries and spice. The finish ends with really nice red fruits, tar, tobacco and chocolate – Finish lingers well with the red fruits still coming through that are riding on a layer of cocoa. The finish is just a touch hot for me but overall, good.

W.E.P. Rating: 85%