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Feb 01, 2016
The Oregon Wine Press tasting panel blind tasted a large selection of non-bordeaux style reds for their February Cellar Selects and both our 2012 Barbera and 2012 Syrah were honored.
In the season of cozy fireplaces and wintry landscapes, turn to Oregon’s diverse red wine offerings perfect for warming you inside out. From inky Syrah to savory Tempranillo, plus interesting varietals from Italy and southwest France, Oregon wine intrigues the palates of even the most adventurous wine drinkers.
Maryhill 2012 Columbia Valley Barbera
Barbera, classic to the Piemonte (Piedmont) area of northwest Italy, finds a home in the Pacific Northwest, resulting in a savory wine smelling of tobacco leaves, smoke, roasted meat, fern, moss and muted red fruit. The palate adds dark purple berry, spicy cherry and grassy notes. On first sip, expect a burst of flavor that lingers through a long, gentle finish.
$26; 589 cases
Review the full list of OWP's Cellar Selects HERE
The Oregon Wine Press tasting panel has selected the following wines based on overall quality and value within their respective categories. To the best of our knowledge, they are currently available in the marketplace. Wine must be: 1) produced by an Oregon winery; 2) priced (retail) $30 or less for reds, $30 or less for Chardonnay, $30 or less for dessert and sparkling wines, and $25 or less for remaining varietals; and 3) currently available to consumers. Recommended wines were selected using a double-blind method and a 20-point ranking system for appearance, aroma, taste, balance and finish.