Wine label: CasaSmith Cervo Barbera, Northridge Vineyard, Wahluke Slope, 2019. There is a pen-drawn picture of a male deer.

2019 CasaSmith Cervo Barbera

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A tall dark Italian style bottle of wine. Black capsule on top and white label with black text that reads: CasaSmith Cervo Barbera, Wahluke Slope.

Tasting Notes by Winemaker Charles Smith

“This wine smells terrific. Red berry, cranberry, black plum skin, fresh snow, alpine air and tobacco. Pine needles carry from the first sniff and then amplify in the mouth in the most charming way.”

Vintage Notes

The 2019 vintage was on the cooler side as it started slow with later-than-usual bud break and continued on to be fairly moderate throughout the year. Some vineyards had issues with an October freeze a bit earlier than usual, but our high-elevation vineyards have great air drainage which allows us to extend the growing season late into October without freeze. This yielded fantastic ripening and some awesome wines with incredible balance and character. Overall, we are excited about the wine produced in 2019, which has brought us more finesse, incredible flavors and lovely balance.


Varietal Breakdown: 100% Barbera
Appellation: Wahluke Slope
Vineyard(s): Northridge Vineyard (100%)
Production: 3.1 tons per acre | Native yeast | 100% whole berry fermentation | 37 days on skins | 100% neutral upright French oak tanks | 10 months aged on lees
Wine Analysis: 6.1 g/L titratable acidity | 3.54 pH | 14.5% alcohol | No residual sugar

Current & Past Scores

90 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2018)

“Classic ruby at the core with a pale ruby edge, the 2018 Barbera Cervo Northridge Vineyard offers a delightful and juicy nose with blackberries, dusty plum and hints of leather with cinnamon spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is balanced and thoughtful with a delicate amount of curing spices, white peppercorn, stems and cherry compote, ending with a delicious, softly tannic finish. Well done.”

93 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (v2018)

“I like the dark blue fruit here with stone and graphite character. It’s medium-bodied, tight and fresh. There’s tension throughout this, providing form and vibe. Fresh finish.”

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