If you’re drawn to the wines of Southwestern France and Italy, look for Cana’s Feast Two Rivers Bordeaux-style red blend for a bit of Europe right here in the Pacific Northwest. Cana’s Feast Winery is currently producing Italian varietals including Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Primitivo, along with Bordeaux-style blends and varietal bottlings of Syrah, Counoise and Pinot Noir. They also have what is likely to be the first ever domestic production of Chinato.
Cana’s Feast Two Rivers 2009 offers notes of tart cherries, plums, and chocolate. The cherries in particular on the palate and the chocolate more on the nose. A full-bodied wine at 14.8% alcohol, I rate this wine 3 stars out of 5. I think it lacks a touch of depth and complexity, but overall, it’s a nice wine and a safe bet to take to a dinner party. I paid $20 for this one, but I’ve seen it elsewhere for slightly less.
A little tip for the upcoming holiday season, a red blend is almost always a good choice when ordering for a group or bringing a wine to someone’s home. They tend to be well-liked and are easy to pair with a variety of foods.
While this particular wine uses Washington grapes, you can visit Cana’s Feast at their tasting room located in Carlton, OR. For more information on Cana’s Feast Winery, visit http://www.canasfeastwinery.com.