2018 CasaSmith Cervo Barbera

$25.00

Explosions of flavor that encompass the entire palate. White pepper, boysenberry compote, fresh snow, iodine and cured meat. Long, persistent and delivers all that is promised. —Charles

Past & Current Scores

93 Points, James Suckling

“I like the dark blue fruit here with stone and graphite character. It’s medium-bodied, tight and fresh. There’s tension throughout this, providing form and vibe. Fresh finish.”

93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2017)

“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.”

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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