2007 Innovation, Columbia Valley
On our Walla Walla Weekend we came across the Locati Cellars tasting room, in part due to the my desire to taste a good Barbera. Innovation is a blend of Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. It tasted great with just a sip in the tasting room. And each sip on a perfect summer evening was FABULOUS!
The winemaker says:
Ruby garnet in color. Red berry fruit. Great mid palate of red berry fruit. Finishing with notes of underbrush and tilled earth. “This blend of 54% Barbera, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Sangiovese offers an enticing raspberry, cherry and plum nose with sage scents. The flavors are generous and hearty, with tasty, forward red fruits. Bright, cherry-like fruit acids (from the Barbera) keep the wine lively, making for an ideal pasta wine.