The name refers to the blend of 62% Barbera and 38% Nebbiolo sourced from a pair of Horse Heaven Hills vineyards. A little high-toned on the nose, the wine eventually smoothes out in the glass, and it offers pretty flavors of raspberry and Bing cherry. Succulent and nicely balanced, this is one of the better Washington examples of these two grapes.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.