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2007 Scott Harvey Barbera J&S Reserve, Amador County, CA - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 11-08-2010 05:59 PM

Labeled as 14.5% alcohol and claims to be Old World style. I paid about $33.
Deep purple color; purple-red rim. Attractive nose of dark berries and savory herbs. Slightly chewy texture. Nice balance of fruit and heft. Avoids jamminess.
The 2006 version (previous vintage) merited a review in American Wine Society's "The Wine Journal" that spoke of gorgeous dark fruit with tobacco, cigar box and pretty oak spices.
I paired this with a thin-crust Greek pizza.