Best Northwest wines of 2015: 80-71

By on December 27, 2015

74. Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery 2013 Barbera, Columbia Valley, $60

cascade-cliffsLongtime 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.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 302 cases

Alcohol: 16.6%

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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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