Biba Restaurant
2801 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, California 95816
Valet is on the northeast
corner of 28th at Capitol

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For May 2016

Barbera 2012
Santa Ynez Valley

Boeger Winery Walker Zinfandel 2014 El Dorado

Steve Clifton started Palmina in 1995 with a passion for producing Italian wine varietals. His wines typically reflect an intermediate position between the California, fruitdriven, overripe versions and the more austere, acidic (usually) Italian varieties. Palmina wines were well received in California, and wine producers in Italy also took notice. Soon, he and his wife Chrystal Seals-Clifton who is fluent in Italian, were presenting Palmina wines at Italian wine events. The Palmina wines include Whites such as Vermentino, Tocai Friulano, Malvasia, and recently Cortese, as well as the more familiar Red wines such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and Sangiovese. And Chrystal also produces a Rosato called Botasea. Quite an array of Italian varietals, all exceptional.

The 2012 Barbera is perhaps more old world style than prior vintages having spent six months in neutral barrels and two years in cask. With aromas of berries and orange peel, and a touch of spice, it is simply delicious. I have always considered Barbera to be the Rodney Dangerfield of gets no respect. But it deserves much more. As is our usual custom, we recently enjoyed a bottle with Risotto in a light tomato sauce with prawns, yes prawns. We like to break the was simply perfect. And it speaks well for the versatility and foodfriendliness of the Barbera.

For the entire month of May 2016 we are offering the Palmina Barbera 2012 at the reduced price of $36 per 750 ml bottle and $9 per glass. Try it...I’m sure you will like it.

The Palmina Tasting Room is located in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, 1520 East Chestnut, Lompoc, CA 93436. Tel: (805) 735 2030. Open Thursday-Sunday 11 am until 5 pm. It is one of our favorite tasting rooms in Santa Barbara wine country.