An Italian style wine bottle. Black colored with a tall white label showing a buck (male deer with antlers), text reading "CasaSmith Cervo Barbera. Northridge Vineyard. Wahluke Slope. 2018. Produced and bottled by CasaSmith. Seattle, Washington, USA."

2018 CasaSmith Cervo Barbera

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$25.00
Available in 1.5L Magnum Bottles, While Supplies Last

Scores & Tasting Notes

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. –Winemaker Charles Smith

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 – Northridge (100%)

100% Barbera, 14.5% Alcohol; Wahluke Slope AVA, Washington State Red Wine
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.
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Vintage

The 2018 vintage was incredible! This outstanding vintage began mild followed by a long and dry ripening season in the fall. This enabled us to hang the fruit to reach optimal ripeness without losing acidity or increasing sugars. The wines from 2018 are exceptional in many ways, from the great expression of the whites to the beautiful refinement and complexity of the reds. Enjoy!

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