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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Tamas Estates Barbera 2004
Tamas Estates Barbera 2004
(search item no. 88836)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $10.79

Winemaker's Notes:

Varietal Content: 80% Barbera, 20% Merlot

With nice up-front acidity, sweet oak flavors and a crisp, refreshing finish, this Barbera has many pleasing elements. Its red cherry and pomegranate flavors are integrated with vanilla nuances from the oak aging. With a bold, full finish, it is a wonderful accompaniment to rich pasta sauces and grilled meats.

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About Ivan Tamas Wines:

In 1984, Iván Tamás Fuezy and Steve Mirassou left their respective companies to start Iván Tamás Winery. Having worked in the wine business for decades in a time when the industry was far more fraternal than it is now, Ivan and Steve's paths crossed often. In fact, Ivan worked with Steve at Mirassou Vineyards for a time. Thus, the partnership began with a high level of familiarity. After several years as negociants, the two partners found a home in the Livermore Valley. Today Iván Tamás is a bonded winery producing about 60,000 cases per year of eight varietals, including the "house" Chardonnay and Cabernet for the Ritz-Carlton Hotels around the world.