Delfino Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Umpqua Valley, $26

By on January 26, 2013

Linda Donovan, one of Southern Oregon’s top hired guns, knows how to manage tannins, shown by her Platinum-winning Tempranillo last fall. This Cabernet Sauvignon for Jim and Terri Delfino, from the same vintage, shows remarkable balance, finesse and complexity with its lighter style. The aromatics include Rainier cherry, milk chocolate, blueberry, blackberry with a pinch of leaf, cola and blood orange. It’s more of the same on the refined palate, with Bing cherry juice on the back end.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 219 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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