From The Winery
ViNO CasaSmith is a collection of Washington wines produced from classic varietals of Italy. ViNO was created in 2010 with the inaugural release while keeping up with the vision of producing Italian varietals with the same integrity as they would be produced in Italy.
100% Hand-Made. 100% Washington Wine.
Tasting Notes By Winemaker Charles Smith
“Potpourri of bitter cherry, sandalwood, decomposed roses. Tastes like memories full and vivid. Suede, tomato leaf, and of-the-earth. Color of red brick.”
The 2020 vintage might be the best vintage that we have ever had in Washington state history. We had an incredible growing season that was long and temperate, allowing the fruit to ripen evenly. The wines are focused, rich, complex and lively. The reds are restrained and elegant, yet powerful with incredible tension and balance. Our white and rosé wines are wonderfully rich on the palate but balanced with enough acid to make the wines complete. We are excited to see how these wines evolve!
91 Points James Suckling
“Aromas of ripe red cherry, coppa and rosemary. Full-bodied with velvety tannins. Good peppery complexity and a juicy finish. Drink now.”
90 Points Antonio Galloni
“On the nose, the 2020 Sangiovese Cinghiale takes on shades of teaberry alongside ripe red plum and underbrush tones. The palate is soft and elegant with ripe red fruits that collide with minerals and suggestions of smoked meats.”
90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2020 Sangiovese Cinghiale is still primary in the glass and offers a bright and lifted cherry essence that is delightful and pleasing. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is marked with succulent acidity and ripe, crunchy red fruit flavors before gliding to a fresh and juicy finish. Give it a try and enjoy it with food.”
Rosebud Vineyard (79%) This vineyard is at the same location at Wahluke Slope Vineyard and Northridge Vineyard. It has an alluvial fan gravel bed and rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt, creating calcium and iron rich soil. Wahluke Slope (21%) Just a stone’s throw away from Northridge Vineyard. Wahluke Slope vineyard is very similar to it’s neighbor. Keohler loamy fine sand over cemented silica; ancient preflood soils.
Production: 3.7 tons per acre, native yeast, 100% whole berry fermentation, 41 days on skins | 8 months barrel-aged on lees in 100% neutral upright French oak tanks Wine
Analysis: 5.2 g/L titratable acidity, 3.63 pH, 14.5% alcohol, no residual sugar