99 Points & Double Gold Best of Class / Harvest Terroir Challenge & 90 points Wine Enthusiast
The signature varietal that launched the BARRA of Mendocino brand in 1997, 100% of this petite sirah comes from our 50 acre hillside vineyard, Bella Collina, located high above the Ukiah valley in Mendocino County. Following the advice of Karl Wente and Louis Martini in the early 60’s, Charlie planted the petite sirah varietal, and continues to bottle limited quantities of this luscious, hearty wine.
This wine is deep purple in color with aromas of cedar, black pepper, ripe wild blackberries and earthy spice notes. Extremely full-bodied, with rich flavors of cocoa, dark roasted coffee, and caramel. With its opulent tannins and dense mouthfeel, this wine delivers a long, last finish and is well suited for long term cellaring.
99 POINTS/Double Gold Best of Class at the 2020 Harvest Terroir Challenge
91 POINTS/Wine Enthusiast Magazine