After a quick tour of the winery, we settled in at the bar and sampled a couple of Remy’s fantastic single vineyard Italian varietal wines: The 2009 Illahe Vineyard Oregon Lagrein and the 2009 Rosebud Vineyard Washington Barbera.
 
The Lagrein was a super dark and inky red color in the glass with a glowing halo of bright ruby red. Vibrant aromas of  plums and raspberries were highlighted by leather and vanilla. In the mouth, round supple tannins and bright acidity with a gorgeous velvet-like texture all played a role in creating this sultry, soulful, dark fruit wine. I absolutely loved it.
 
I loved the Barbera equally, which was quite the old-world style beauty. The nose was all about the blackberries, plums and spice. On the palate, super soft tannins were rounded out by a nice, solid acidic backbone. Medium to full bodied, this wine was filled with jammy, fruity, dark berry flavors that were enhanced by black licorice and pie spice. This is seriously an awesome wine with layers of flavors and great depth of character.