Casasmith

Northridge Vineyard Barbera

9.027 ratings
8.95 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

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
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
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
Isaac Pirolo

ciliegie e salumi... bellissimo!

ciliegie e salumi... bellissimo!

Mar 2nd, 2017
James P Grover

Nice cherry and black cherry fruit, with graphite, and iron filings. The tannins are well balanced with the fruit and minerality and there’s an acidity that’s almost sharp but pleasant. The finish is long and a little alcoholic.

Nice cherry and black cherry fruit, with graphite, and iron filings. The tannins are well balanced with the fruit and minerality and there’s an acidity that’s almost sharp but pleasant. The finish is long and a little alcoholic.

Nov 11th, 2017
Tim Wrye

This is pretty darn good.

This is pretty darn good.

Mar 10th, 2017
Kristie M. Connor

Medicinal but not overpowering acidity. Pomegranate, dark cherry, super ripe plum. Hazelnut smoke charcoal tobacco. Succulent. All fruit notes are light. Lightbodied and barrel aged 12 months in old oak.

Medicinal but not overpowering acidity. Pomegranate, dark cherry, super ripe plum. Hazelnut smoke charcoal tobacco. Succulent. All fruit notes are light. Lightbodied and barrel aged 12 months in old oak.

Feb 16th, 2017
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This attention-grabbing Barbera from Washington State, one of Charles Smith’s Italian varietals bottled under his CasaSmith label, boasts subtle scents of medicinal cherry, flowers and herbs and a creamy yet sappy palate impression thanks to brisk acidity. (ST)

This attention-grabbing Barbera from Washington State, one of Charles Smith’s Italian varietals bottled under his CasaSmith label, boasts subtle scents of medicinal cherry, flowers and herbs and a creamy yet sappy palate impression thanks to brisk acidity. (ST)

Dec 13th, 2016
Amanda Still

Very good and tasty Barbera!!

Very good and tasty Barbera!!

Apr 26th, 2017