Congratulations to the winemaking staff at Del Rio Vineyards. I, along with the rest of the Southern Oregon wine community, appreciate the high quality wines you are making to help build the region's reputation.
Tasting Notes: 100% Syrah. The nose of the Syrah is a mixture of black current, bay leaf and thyme. Aged 50% in new oak, the smokey mouth gives way to an intense spicy black pepper finish.
Vintage Notes: 2007- Benefitting from a late harvest, the grapes experienced much cooler temperatures, lower alcohol levels, structured acidity and ideal flavor development. 2007 was indeed an excellent vintage.
Food Pairing: Pair with beef, lamb, and game or blackened meaty fish such as salmon or tuna. Cheese such as cheddar, goat, aged gouda, gruyere, and camembert also compliment nicely. Enjoy it now or cellar for up to five years.
You can taste this wine for yourself at Del Rio Vineyards Tasting Room in Gold Hill 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily or purchase online. The 2007 Syrah retails for $35, but Rio Club members save 20%.