74. Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery 2013 Barbera, Columbia Valley, $60
Longtime Columbia Gorge winemaker Bob Lorkowski is known for producing superb reds in boutique amounts, and this beautiful Barbera is another great example. It opens with aromas of elegant spices, ripe raspberry and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. On the palate, it offers flavors of Rainier cherry, black raspberry and pomegranate. Racy acidity provides ample structure, and this is a perfect wine to enjoy with rich Italian dishes.
Production: 302 cases