Del Rio Vineyards 2011 Estate Pinot Noir, Rogue Valley, $28

By on January 26, 2014

del-rio-vineyards-pinot-noir-2011One of Southern Oregon’s most highly regarded vineyards features Pinot Noir from its oldest block and youngest block, and the blend of clones 667, 777 and Pommard makes for tones of dark strawberries, Bing cherry and dried currants. It’s backed by notes of blueberry, tar and cranberry, giving it a rewarding texture of tannin and acidity. This wine received a bronze medal at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competiton, and the winery shared a recipe via its website for Cranberry, Fig, Pinot Noir Chutney, which it suggests pairing with turkey.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 482 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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