2020 E16 Barbera 'Baby Rattlesnake Vineyard'
El Dorado Hills, California
Total crowd-pleaser! This is one SEXY wine and it will appeal to most any fan of California reds - lush, ripe, bold, with loads of dark fruit. vanilla and spice. 100% Single-vineyard Barbera. Hand-sorted, native yeasts, manual punch downs. Aged 11 months in French oak.
E16 is a new producer of single vineyard, small-lot Burgundy varietals from California’s most revered appellations. Founded by 3rd generation winegrower Robert Jones and co-piloted by winemaker Daniel Moore, formerly the original winemaker for Martinelli and later at Lynmar for 13 years.
92 points, Wine Enthusiast. "Incredible, effusive and concentrated fruit aromas leap from the glass in this full-bodied, generous and focused wine grown at 2300 feet."