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93 • Maryhill 2006 Proprieter's Reserve, Barbera, Columbia Valley $24.
Deep ruby color. Aromas of cocoa, craisin, coconut, and clay follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dryish medium body with hints of coffee, thyme, and sweet cherries. Finishes with a touch of tomato, roasted pepper, and sweet spice. Very nice. Pair with spicy pasta dishes. (tasted on May-27-2009)
92 • Lone Canary 2007 Milbrandt Northridge Vineyard, Barbera, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley $17.95.
Cocoa dusted craisins, potter's clay, and raisin-fig chutney follow through on a lively, smooth entry to a tangy medium-to-full body with tangerine peel, menthol, and pomegranate accents. Finishes with a tart, refreshing cranberry chutney-like fade. A fun exciting to pair with spicy Asian pork or tun dishes. (tasted on May-27-2009)
89 • Barboursville 2007 Reserve, Barbera, Virginia $22.
Brilliant dark ruby color. Aromas of chocolate covered strawberries and delicate white mint toffee follow through on a silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with good depth and tangy sour cherry, nut and earth notes on the gentle fade. A fun, engaging table wine. (tasted on May-27-2009)
88 • Desert Wind 2007 Sacagawea Vineyard, Barbera, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley $20.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of berry creme brulee and clay with a hint of dried meat and flowers follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with salted tomato and pepper skin accents. Finishes with a soft, savory fade. A very nice pasta wine. (tasted on May-27-2009)