Harbinger Winery 2009 Sagemoor Vineyard Barbera, Columbia Valley, $28

By on August 26, 2013

Harbinger Winery's Barbera comes from Sagemoor Vineyards in Washington state's Columbia Valley.Owner/winemaker Sara Gagnon got her winemaking start with Olympic Cellars in Sequim, Wash. She then moved a bit farther west down Highway 101 to Port Angeles to launch Harbinger Winery. She excels with Italian reds, and she brought in these grapes from Sagemoor, one of Washington’s oldest and most respected vineyards. It opens with aromas of spicy oak, woodruff, black cherry, dark chocolate and cola. It’s an alluring wine on the palate with flavors of plum, spice and bittersweet chocolate. It is beautifully balanced that will pair well with beef stroganoff, lasagna or a ribeye topped with sautéed mushrooms.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 143 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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