Sensual and luscious floral notes of fresh violets delight the nose in this beautiful 2019 Estate Malbec. Deeply vibrant purple in color, this wine tastes of warm end of the summer berries, currant, and rich dark plum, finished with a velvety smooth and mild structure of tannin.
The flavors recall ripe fruits of strawberry, cherry with hints of leather, dry herbs and chocolate. Full bodied with young and very accessible tannins the Cabernet Sauvignon’s mouthfeel reveals a mid-palate of dark fruit and lingering oak flavors.
Our 2019 Estate Merlot is supple and plush with bold aromas of black cherry, toasty mocha and olive. The mouth is well balanced and easygoing, enticing you back for another sip. Experience flavors of red currant, herb and brown baking spices. This Merlot boasts a soft and smooth finish, yet balanced with freshness and structure, allowing this beautiful wine to age for five or more years.
The flavors highlight notes of caramel, roasted almond, and fruits such as melon and apricot. On the palate, the wine is generous and well balanced with a light lingering of creamy dough and oak nuances. A splash crisp apple, lemon and banana flavors complete the bouquet and persuades you to enjoy another sip.
Del Rio Vineyard Estate, family owned and operated, has officially opened its 7th season of their U-Pick Zinnia Flower Farm from now until the first frost of the autumn season. Gracing the base of the 300-acre vineyard estate is a beautiful half acre Farm of Zinnias. The Zinna Farm began in 2016 by Jolee Wallace, owner of Del Rio Vineyards. The Farm reflects Jolee and Del Rio’s commitment to the community and cultivating kindness. As the Zinnia Farm has grown a part of the heart of Del Rio, it now holds a special place in the branding and story of the Jolee Wines: Rose, Pinot Gris & Rouge. The Zinnia Farm, like the Jolee wines, are designed to be shared and enjoyed together, while promoting the message of cultivating kindness.
The public is welcome to pick Zinnias for free. The only rule is to Flower-it-Forward: for every bouquet you pick for yourself, Jolee asks that you pick one for someone else. Share the beauty and gift of flowers with someone in a care facility, a friend in need, or even a stranger in need of a smile. Flowers are open for picking from dawn to dusk. The tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for summer hours, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. beginning September 5.
Water and vases are available for those that do not have their own, and vase donations are happily accepted! Guests are reminded that flowers are not for resale or for events. Be kind in taking what you need and leaving some for others. Share your “Flower it Forward” adventures with us on social media by tagging @delriovineyards on Instagram or Facebook and using hashtags #floweritfoward and #culitvatekindness.