Our Wines

Awards

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.  


This is only a partial list of our wines.  Please check out the On-line Store to see all the available wines and prices! 
    
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.

2014 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. 

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 the Online Shopping tab for details. 

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.  

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

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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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