Old World Winery Sparkling Arbouriou 2016
Russian River Valley, California
Winemaker Derak Trowbridge is dedicated to the marriage of traditional Sonoma wine and contemporary minimal intervention practices. The grapes for this sparkling red come from 4 acres of Abouriou, a varietal native to Basque. These are the only plantings of Abouriou in the New World. This is a Lambrusco style wine, dry and tart with flavors of strawberry and rhubarb and a bit of earth. A great pairing for charcuterie and pizza. The Old World Winery vines were hit hard by the 2020 fires and the estate has launched an Adopt-A-Vine program to support rejuvenation.