Marchesi Vineyards 2013 Cereja Uvvagio, Columbia Valley, $34

By on February 24, 2016

marchesi-vineyards-cereja-uvaggio-red-wine-2013-labelIt’s natural for Franco Marchesi, who spent the first 21 years of his life in Piemonte, to work with Italian varieties such as Barbera, Primitivo and Sangiovese at his Hood River, Ore., winery. He named this blend of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon as an Italian reference to “cherry blend,” and it’s a wealth of black cherry, black currant and blackberry aromas and flavors, picking up accents of cinnamon and allspice within its creamy structure. He suggests serving it with beef and game, and it earned a gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 210 cases

Alcohol: 14.25%

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