This is an interesting wine due to the rarity of Barbera in Oregon, but also because it has real varietal character. Dried leaves, tobacco and tanned leather notes highlight its soft plum and cherry flavors. There's a sweet, lightly chocolaty kick to the finish.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.