2017 CasaSmith Northridge Barbera - 1.5L

$70.00


Fresh, round and subtle. Raspberry, stone, tobacco and a true sense of place are my first thoughts. 
Expansive palate with ever-expanding complexities. Fill a glass and let the secrets unfold. - Charles

 

93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)
“One of the best expressions of this variety outside of Italy must be the 2017 Barbera Cervo from Charles Smith. Its vibrant purple/ruby color is followed by a fresh, complex bouquet of blue and black fruits, leafy herbs, vanilla, and spice. It’s terrific on the palate as well, offering medium to full body, tons of fruit, and remarkable purity. Drink it any time over the coming 4-5 years.”


92 Points, James Suckling (v2016)

“This is tangy and salty with a dense and wild-fruit center palate that show so much intensity and freshness. An energetic, driven finish.”

 

Vineyard
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.
Northridge (100%): Planted in 2003, this vineyard is a very unique 92 acre site in the Wahluke Slope. An alluvial fan gravel bed, the site rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt, 6-12 inches deep, creating a calcium and iron rich media that forces roots to struggle.

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