Hovey's 2009 Barbera Delights


I was captivated recently by a lovely Barbera wine crafted in the Sierra foothills. Hovey 2009 Barbera is a sprightly, lighter red with juicy flavors of blackberry and cherry sharpened by high, but not overbearing, acidity. Intriguing layers of cigar smokiness, floral notes and a kiss of oak and licorice make this bright, delightful wine a great partner for any number of dishes, from pastas and risottos to braised chicken, roast pork and even burgers and pizza. For more information about Hovey and its wines, check out the winery’s website.