2017 Delfino Vineyard Red Blend

50% Cabernet Sauvignon & 50% Merlot from Delfino Vineyard in the Umpqua Valley. Aged for eighteen months in French oak, and then for six months in bottle prior to release. This wine has bright cassis fruit flavors with earthy, lean tannins. 13.5% alcohol, a lovely partner to a variety of meat dishes. Drink now or cellar for 10+ years.

(170 cases produced)

Jim Delfino is passionate about grape growing.  You can tell by the way he talks about his vineyard, and by the quality of the grapes that come off of it.



 

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SKU: 17 BLEND
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Umpqua Valley
Vineyard Designation
Delfino Vineyard
Aging
Drink 2020 through 2030
Alcohol %
13.50
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Umpqua Valley AVA. 18 acre vineyard outside of Roseburg in southern Oregon. Lovingly and meticulously farmed by Jim & Terri Delfino
Winemaker Notes
Earthy but with juicy cassis and plum fruit flavors. This wine was all secondary flavors for the first year in barrel and around 15 months old it flourished and is now a lovely balance of spicy cassis fruit flavors and earthiness with just a hint of bell pepper. Firm but graceful structure.
Food Pairing Notes
Tasty by itself but a great partner for steak, and robust chicken and pork dishes, even spicy food.
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