Bartholomew Winery 2018 Carménère, Red Mountain $37

By on June 3, 2021

Bart Fawbush and his Bartholomew Winery in Kennewick have made their reputation by producing some of the Northwest’s best Carménère, and he continues to explore plantings of the fascinating red Bordeaux
variety throughout Washington. He soon will offer five vineyard-designate examples of Carménère from four American Viticultural Areas. This work from the Williams family’s Heart of the Hill Vineyard on Red Mountain builds on that by practically oozing blackberries, peppers, spice and a twist of black pepper in the nose, then follows up with mouth-filling blackberries, black plum, huckleberries and spice in a finish defined by elegant tannins and plum and huckleberry skin. Enjoy with a Louisiana-inspired Catfish PoBoy from Ann’s Best Creole food truck at the Columbia Gardens Wine & Culinary Village. This wine, featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Wine Press Northwest magazine as part of the two-decade-old Match Maker series, was awarded a gold medal at the 2021 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 201 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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