Barking Frog Winery 2012 Cuvée, Washington, $25

By on April 28, 2014

Cellotape_Ltr-Port_proofOregon winemaker Ron Helbig’s wide-ranging blend of Syrah (33%), Barbera (17%), Sangiovese (17%), Nebbiolo (8%), Malbec (8%) and Tempranillo from north of the border comes together as a nice little red wine. The nose is filled with plums, pomegranate, cherries and Jolly Rancher grape candy. Inside, it’s a bright, red-toned drink with fresh-picked plums, blueberry, pomegranate and bittersweet chocolate. While most of his lineup is guarded by Vino-Lok, he turned to screwcap for this bottling as he no longer works with any natural cork.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 150 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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