Casasmith

Northridge Vineyard Barbera

8.998 ratings
8.612 pro ratings
Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Cherry red, very good clarity. Cherry, red currant aromas, light cherry flavor. Slight seed bitterness in aftertaste. After an hour, wintergreen and a mild skin astringency emerge in the aftertaste. Just enough acidity. Those who dislike tannins should decant a couple of hours before serving

Cherry red, very good clarity. Cherry, red currant aromas, light cherry flavor. Slight seed bitterness in aftertaste. After an hour, wintergreen and a mild skin astringency emerge in the aftertaste. Just enough acidity. Those who dislike tannins should decant a couple of hours before serving

Aug 11th, 2022
Matt Sterr

This is awful.

This is awful.

Aug 17th, 2021
David Shaw

Deep Bing cherry red in color. Butter and red fruit in nose. Cherry flavor and black currants with great length in mouth, also a hint of phenol. Slight astringency on front of mouth in finish with citrus flavor. Big fruit forward wine, with no bitter seed tannins whatsoever

Deep Bing cherry red in color. Butter and red fruit in nose. Cherry flavor and black currants with great length in mouth, also a hint of phenol. Slight astringency on front of mouth in finish with citrus flavor. Big fruit forward wine, with no bitter seed tannins whatsoever

3 people found it helpfulJul 13th, 2016
Erica Piffier

Erica had this a year ago

Erica had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2021
Adam Mahler

Boozy, astringent, disconnected. Something weird is going on with this wine.

Boozy, astringent, disconnected. Something weird is going on with this wine.

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2020
Erin Graf

Medium body, not overly fruit forward. Enjoyed this new Charles Smith try!

Medium body, not overly fruit forward. Enjoyed this new Charles Smith try!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2019
Matt Nason

Super rich, not your typical bright fruit style barbera, high alc. high tannins.

Super rich, not your typical bright fruit style barbera, high alc. high tannins.

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2018
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

7.8

Overly sweet red fruit on nose. Almost frosting. Palate is dry and doesn’t make sense with awkward fruity and medicinal notes. Short finish. #casasmith #barbera #washington #ctbucklinwine

Overly sweet red fruit on nose. Almost frosting. Palate is dry and doesn’t make sense with awkward fruity and medicinal notes. Short finish. #casasmith #barbera #washington #ctbucklinwine

1 person found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2018
Mike Wolf

Cherry, slight smoke, pencil lead. Good value

Cherry, slight smoke, pencil lead. Good value

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2016
Loren Judah

A big, rich red with an equally dominating aroma. Has a smooth body with a rich and slightly dry finish. Incredibly even on the pallet with just an accent of fruit. Perfect for those big meaty dinners.

A big, rich red with an equally dominating aroma. Has a smooth body with a rich and slightly dry finish. Incredibly even on the pallet with just an accent of fruit. Perfect for those big meaty dinners.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2016