Charles Smith Casasmith Barbera 2020 750ml
SKU: GW547484

Charles Smith Casasmith Barbera 2020

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Category Red Wine
Origin United States, Washington, Wahluke Slope
Brand Charles Smith
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

ViNO CasaSmith is a collection of Washington wines produced from classic varietals of Italy. ViNO was created in 2010 with the inaugural release of the single-vineyard Pinot Grigio from Ancient Lakes, later joined by Sangiovese Rosé, Rosso Red Blend, and Moscato. CasaSmith joined as a new brand in 2012 focusing on single-vineyard red varietals (Barbera, Primitivo, and Sangiovese) while keeping up with the vision of producing Italian varietals with the same integrity as they would be produced in Italy.

Italian inspired, locally produced.

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Sourced from an old block in the Northridge vineyard, set on limestone and volcanic soils, the 2020 Barbera Cervo shows pretty black florals alongside wild blackberry and shades of baking spices on the nose. The palate is very smooth, offering light tannins that combine with ripe red and dark fruits and salty and savory tones.

October 2021
Wine Advocate
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The 2020 Barbera Cervo Northridge Vineyard is dusty on the nose with elements of smoked cherry essence that lift from the glass with a rocky mineral note. Medium to full-bodied, the wine grows in amplitude across the mid-palate, displaying a fine mineral tension and firm tannic edge before concluding with notions of plum blossom and grilled blackberries. Produced from 100% whole-cluster Barbara, the wine spent eight months in neutral French oak. Just under 27,000 bottles were made.

October 31, 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
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These CasaSmith releases come from the team at K Vintners yet focus on Italian varieties. The 2020 Barbera Cervo comes all from the Northridge Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, and it's a forward, up-front, juicy effort offering medium-bodied aromas and flavors of darker berry fruits, leather, spice, and iron. With soft tannins, good balance, and some subtle smoky notes on the finish, this charmer is best drunk over the coming year or two.

July 9, 2022

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