The longer I live in Sonoma, the longer my list of favorite wineries in Sonoma County grows. Unti Vineyards easily makes the list and is located on Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg. They craft well-made wines and throw some pretty fantastic release parties! Brandon and I attended their last release party and picked up some wine to bring home with us. Among our stash was a bottle of Unti Barbera that we decided to uncork last week.
Unti Barbera is inky in color and opens with cherry and floral aromatics. Although the wine is a bit hefty in alcohol, it is relatively balanced on the palate. There are bright notes of cherries, plum, and spice surrounded by hints of earth. Drink young and pair with foods like sausage pizza! ($30, 14.7% alcohol)