Awards

Our Wines

2016 Bite of Oregon:

Best of the Bite,

'Other Red',

'13 Syrah - Yakima Valley


2016 Newport: 
Gold - '12 Zinfandel

2016 SIP:
Gold - '12 Carmenere,

Silver - '09 Tempranillo,
Bronze - '09 Cab Sauv-EW

2015 Bite of Oregon: 

Best of the Bite,

'09 Echo West Cab Sauv

2015 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival:  

Gold - 2012 Carmenere

2014 Bite of Oregon: 

 'Best of Show' &

'Best Red Blend' -

'09 Cuvee Columbia Valley

2010 Bite of Oregon:

Gold - 'Bordeaux category'

'07 Cab Sauv - Echo West 

Gold - 'Sweet Wine' - '10 Muscat Canelli


2010 Oregon Wine Competition:  

Gold - '06 Pinot Noir Reserve


2009 Astoria Seafood & Wine Festival: 

Silver - '06 Pinot Noir Reserve

2009 Portland Indie Wine Festival: 

2006 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 
Finalist

All Rizzo wines are hand-crafted in small lots with loving care.  The fruit is picked by hand with vineyard blocks being fermented separately to retain the micro-terrior characteristics.  Side-by-side trials allow us to create the absolute best wines.  Each vintage will be reminiscent of the weather, terrior, and the varietal.  A wine from the same vineyard, made from the same fruit can be different because each year is different.   If you like a particular wine and vintage, then consider buying that case now.  
    
Current Releases 
2012 Zinfandel (Echo West Vineyards): Not your run of the mill Zinfandel, floral, violet, and the volcanic ash this fruit was grown in aromatics give way to flavors of boysenberry and blueberry as each sip tantalizes your palate. The finish brings cocoa and cloves that linger and transitions into soft subtle tannins and acidity. A more perfectly balanced wine is difficult to find.

Gold medal winner - 2016 Newport Wine Festival.

2013 Syrah Ruby Port-style wine:   A Berry Velvety Syrah fruit cup.  The 100% Syrah fruit is crafted into a wonderful after dinner treat.  Great with dark chocolate, that 7 layer decadent chocolate cake, or cheese.  You will not be disappointed.  Silver medal winner - 2016 Astoria Seafood & Wine Festival.

2010 Cabernet Franc:  Extra bottle time crafts the wonder of this fruit to a superb single varietal wine.  Wine Master David Rizzo notes this as Your Perfect Dream Date!  SOLD OUT, our next Cab Franc will release soon! 


2012 Signora  in Rosso: Gaze into this perfectly colored ruby before grabbing a whiff of the floral aromatics underneath the ash earth notes from which this fruit originates.   Port like characteristics follows the plethora of berries, pomegranate and choke cherry that tantalize your palate and finish with a superb balance of residual sugar and acidity.  Very limited quantity, available only in the Tasting Room.  SOLD OUT!

2012 Carménère (Echo West Vineyards):   Deep crimson color is a feast for your eyes as the tobacco and blackberry aromas escape from the rim of your glass.  Swish this wonderfully quaffable wine all around your mouth to savor blackberry and dark fruit which segues into a gentle spice and finishes in a distinct white pepper.  Wonderfully balanced, crafted to enjoy in its youth yet very age worthy.  Very limited quantity, available only in the Tasting Room.  Sorry, this is now SOLD OUT, expect our next Carménère to release March 2017. 

2011 Estate Pinot Noir RESERVE (Eola-Amity Hills): Brilliant light ruby color aromas of sweet raspberry, strawberry and bright flowers, in your mouth fruit elements give way to subtle minerality, tannins and balanced acidity leave your mouth watering for more as the lingering finish begins to fade.  On Sale, check at the Tasting Room for details and availability. 

2012 Estate Viognier (Eola-Amity Hills):  Oregon Wine Press June 2014 Value Pick described this wine as “Fresh baked bread up front, sweet white chocolate in the middle and zesty tartness at the end.”  SOLD OUT!!

2013 Estate Muscat Canelli:  Just a titch on the sweet side with huge tropical fruit aromatics and flavors.  Absolutely perfect for warm days or an awesome after dinner treat!  SOLD OUT!

2006 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir:  This luscious Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills has a beautiful shiny garnet color and a boastful raspberry nose with hints of nutmeg and violet undertones. The lingering finish includes smooth supple tannins.  

2007 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir Reserve: Hopewell Hills Vineyard, Hopewell, Oregon - Ruby core with light rose rim, sage and wild herbs, pomegranate, cola, and mint.  The palate shows Woodburn and volcanic ash soils along with violets.  


2008 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir:  Another luscious Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills that really showcases the terroir of this AVA. 

2008 Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir Reserve: Hopewell Hills Vineyard, Hopewell, Oregon - Slightly lighter than the '07 with ruby core with light rose rim, sage and wild herbs, pomegranate, cola, and mint.  This wine is very approachable now.  Will not last long.  


2008 Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon:  Yakima Valley Washington near Red Mountain - Another showcase Cab from the eastern side of the Yakima Washington, this wine is well balanced and presents a great finish.  SOLD OUT!  Releasing 2011 in March!

2008 Echo West Cabernet Sauvignon:  Oregon Columbia Valley near Echo, Oregon - Glistening garnet color, notes of olive, eucalyptus, jalapeno pepper, dark fruit a bit of coffee and cedar.  Enjoy the silky mid-palate as it warms your mouth and closes with a spicy finish.  Rich in flavor with a great nose, this wine is drinking very well now.   

2009 Columbia Valley Tempranillo: Oregon Columbia Valley near Echo - Cherry with subtle hints of tomato, leather and clove, abundant spice tantalizes your palate aged 42 months on neutral American oak.  Priced at just $41 per bottle.

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