Today’s Deal ~ 2014 Casa Smith “Cervo” Barbera

$19.99/bottle or $16.99/bottle on 6+



SCORE one more for the Wine Sleuths here at Carpe Vino! Take 30 seconds NOW because this wine is a GAME CHANGER!  It’s the 2014 Casa Smith “Cervo” Barbera from Columbia Valley, WA.  Don’t get me wrong…We LOVE our LOCAL Sierra Foothills Barberas, but when something as DELICIOUS and MOUTH-WATERING as this comes along, scores 93 points from Wine Advocate, we are compelled to snag it…ESPECIALLY when we can offer THE best DISCOUNT anywhere!
Casa Smith is a brand new label that focuses solely on Italian varieties and is the newest in an ever-expanding series of wines from acclaimed winemaker Charles Smith.  The man with the crazy hair has brought us some of the best wines that Washington State has to offer.  From the value priced Wines of Substance and Kung Fu Girl to the pinnacle of quality, K Vintners and Royal City, Charles Smith always delivers!
Here’s why I LOVE this terrific barbera and if you’ve read this far, I suspect it is the perfect match for you as well!!  The 2014 Casa Smith Barbera offers a SAVORINESS that is absolutely breath-taking.  It’s loaded with heaps of CHERRY and FOREST FLOOR notes that are guided gracefully by JUICY BLUEBERRIES and SWEET SPICE.  With its BRIGHT ACIDITY, BALANCE, and SOFT TANNINS, this wine will certainly pair nicely with a variety of dishes. PLUS, for under $17 you would be hard-pressed not to grab a few of these!!!

“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes: 93 Points  “On another level, and worth the uptick in price, the 250-case 2014 Barbera Cervo (from vines planted in 1997 and tiny, tiny yields) was brought up all in barrique and is easily the finest example of this variety I?ve tasted from Washington. Elegant, layered and concentrated, with a serious feel in its black cherry, lavender, underbrush and peppery herbs bouquet, this terrific effort is a real head-turner that readers should seek out!”