Mission Codename Huckleberry Found
Welcome to our freshest Super Spy Sunday, where each Sunday we endeavor to bring you a fantastic wine - at a super low price.
Our Super Spy Sunday delivers exceptional value, today! This Doce Robles 2011 Paso Robles Barbera Estate Reserve is one wonderfully tasty, super food-friendly wine.
Today we have a delectable Barbera with a medium opacity heart of crimson spreading out slowly to a marmalade edge. What a nose! Fresh-baked homemade gingerbread with molasses is right there up front, and ripe fruit, stewed strawberry, and cherry follow behind with vanilla notes to close it out. The palate then takes you by complete surprise - That wonderful gingerbread is still there, but competing with it for the spotlight is a nutty medley of walnut and pecan. There’s plenty of fruit too with blackberry and strawberry being the main flavors there. This wine has a nice medium body that fills the palate evenly without overpowering or being cloying. Definitely one of those wines that is all too easy keep “revisiting”. It’s taco time! Pick some up from your local truck or throw some Diezmillo on the grill with some onion and corn tortillas for a DIY adventure. Good salsa is a must!
The small-production Doce Robles Winery is the very first winery to have appeared on the now winery-heavy Highway 46. Doce Robles’ neighbors include the likes of Peachy Canyon, Sextant and Castoro Cellars… to name just a few. Doce Robles planted their vineyards in 1996 to Barbera, Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Primitivo, Petite Sirah, and Malbec were also planted in 2010 and 2012.
What the Winery Says
2011 Paso Robles Barbera Estate Reserve
- Jim Jacobsen
- Paso Robles