Del Rio Vineyards Pinot Noir 2009
Pinot Noir from Rogue River Valley, Oregon
Our 2009 Pinot Noir has a bright ruby color and displays aromas of cherry, rosemary, and vanilla. The nose leads to delicate violet flavors, accompanied by a structured mouthfeel that will ensure long aging.
This wine will harmoniously accompany your meat and game dishes such as salmon, lamb chops, roast duck and wild mushrooms.
Wine Spectator - "Crisp and straightforward, offering a pleasant mouthful of currant and red plum fruit on an open-textured frame."
Del Rio Vineyards
looks over Southern Oregon's Rogue River between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges. Our soil, rolling hills, alluvial fans, and southern exposure comprise a foundation for great wine making. We build on this foundation through a grower's sensitivity to the land and a winemaker's intuition. With over 200,000 vines producing a diverse selection of grape varieties, Del Rio produces premium estate wines and is a key supplier for fine winemakers. Our unique blend of climate and terrain afford our grapes the elusive quality sought by vintners everywhere.
The Del Rio winery is located inside the historic Del Rio Orchard packing house. The appeal and history of the barn contrasts with the state-of-the-art winery. View all Del Rio Vineyards Wines
About Rogue River ValleyView a map of Rogue River Valley wineries The Rogue River Valley is located in southern Oregon, near the towns of Medford and Ashland. Though primarily known for its orchards, vineyard land and wineries are increasing. In the higher elevation areas, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris do best, while in the warmer, lower elevations, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc are finding some success.
About OregonOregon has long been an agricultural state, producing everything from hazelnuts to cattle. The Willamette Valley in particular is a fertile basin for all sorts of produce. Not quite pegged as a wine state, in 1965, a UC Davis graduate named David Lett decided that the Willamette's climate mirrored that of Burgundy in France. With that in mind, he decided to plant some Pinot Noir clones to see how they did. And a good gamble it was. The Willamette is now one of the only regions in the world to focus solely on Pinot Noir as its red variety. Also known for Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The southern part of Oregon has been slower in delving into the world wine market, but has been making excellent strides with their Rhone style varietals, like Syrah and Grenache. There are also coastal regions producing promising wines.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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