Division-Villages 2013 Béton Red Wine, Oregon, $23

By on June 28, 2014

division-villages-beton-2013-bottleThis upstart winery in Portland developed this blend in the style of approachable and youthful Loire pourings akin to those found in Parisian bistros, so it’s natural for them to be lured into Herb Quady’s vineyard in the Applegate Valley for the Cabernet Franc (70%) that dominates this blend of carbonically treated Gamay Noir (25%) from Methven Family Vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills and Pinot Noir off Red Hills Vineyard. It’s developed in cement tanks — hence the French name for the blend — and carries a fresh and fruity theme of cherry juice, raspberry, pomegranate and saddle leather. The tangy structure is tailored for barbecued fare and meant for summertime enjoyment.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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