Spring Wine Special: Cana’s Feast “Bricco”

We’re so happy to partner with Cana’s Feast Winery for our spring wine special beginning March 15th.  The winery, located in Carlton, OR, has a unique philosophy and focuses on varietals from four great winemaking regions of the world, Italy, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley and Oregon.  We are pouring one of their Italian-style wines, the 2017 “Bricco”, a blend of 53% Sangiovese with aromatic Nebbiolo, hearty Primitivo and Syrah and brambly Barbera.  The resulting wine has gobs of full red fruit flavors that explode with hints of orange peel and bittersweet chocolate, and easy, well-integrated tannins providing the structure to hold this weighty procession of flavors.  The Bricco is in the tradition of great Tuscan blends, which feature Sangiovese as the backbone with other grape varieties adding their own characteristics.  Needless to say, this is a great pasta wine!

You’ll notice the table on the wine label…for Cana’s Feast the dinner table is the symbol for bridging family and friends with food and wine, engendering the sharing of hopes, ideas, memories, warmth and love.  It’s a place where people, wine and stories converge.

For more than two decades, Cana’s Feast has been in the vanguard of Italian varietal wine production in the Pacific Northwest, making wines from both Nebbiolo and Sangiovese grapes, meticulously cultivated in Washington’s renowned vineyard of Ciel du Cheval.  Their Bricco blend is a natural offshoot of making these Italian heritage wines, and includes the varieties Barbera, Primitivo as well as a bit of Syrah…which, while technically a French grape, plays really well with its Italian cousins.  All these varieties grow beautifully in the hot weather and alluvial soil of Southern Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills area of the Columbia Valley.

I hope you enjoy the Bricco this spring, and feel inspired to try other wines from the innovative and dedicated winemakers at Cana’s Feast Winery.

Saluté!

Susie Bashel

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