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2018 Estate Barbera

This tantalizing, acid driven Barbera has a nose of dark spice, red plum and leather. Refined tannins frame a long and satisfying finish. Soaring flavors of cherry pie, brown baking spice, and blood orange flood the palate. Further hints of star anise complement this complex wine and add interest and intrigue. Eventually dried herbs and spice shine through. The vibrant acidity accentuates a lovely freshness on the palate creating a very versatile and rounded red that is food friendly in most cases. 




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$42.00 per Bottle
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$504.00 per Case

2018 Cabernet Franc

Only perfectly cultivated grapes grown at Rio Vista Wines and Antoine Creek Vineyards were used to craft this wonderful wine.  As you pour this classic Cabernet Franc into your glass, you will be lost in the aromas of jujube, currant, and cedar.  An essence of violets and chocolate will remind you of your most romantic dream. Upon tasting, you are treated to layer upon layer of blackberry, cherry, clove and cocoa that will delight every nook and cranny of your palate. The finish continues on for what seems like minutes, but your subconscious will beg you to take another sip before the last one even fades away.



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$36.00 per Bottle
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$432.00 per Case

2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

This Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful dense purple and opens with aromas of ripe dark fruit and all-spice. On the palate, intense flavors of huckleberry, elderberry and plum mingle with lingering notes of sage, licorice and molasses. This is a full-bodied and well-structured red wine with soft tannins and a long, satisfying finish. No one grape variety grows better in Rio Vista’s glacial soils than that of the Cabernet Sauvignon.



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$34.00 per Bottle
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$408.00 per Case

2017 Founder's Red Blend

Our second annual Founder’s White blend lays tribute to the original Rio Vista along the Columbia River and our horse-related historical location. Prior to Rio Vista Wines, in the 60s and 70s, tucked away amongst largely barren land, sat a family ranch and homestead. This riverside area was a notable local mecca for harness racing and training of standard bred horses.  Upon entering the property, note the remaining horse barns and pump handle sign welcoming youto “Rio Vista Stables.”  Looking to the south, a barely-discernible remnant of an oval track can be seen extending from vineyard to the cherry orchard. Rio Vista Stables laid the foundation that has allowed Rio Vista Wines into existence. As you enjoy our Founders' Blend, perhaps you can imagine yourself cheering with the local fans of harness racing at Rio Vista. Limited case production: Blended with 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec and 10% Cabernet Franc, this round and robust red is sure to tantalize your taste buds. 

 

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$40.00 per Bottle
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$480.00 per Case

2018 Estate Loony Red

Our signature red blend starts with aromas of dried flowers, rose petals and herbs, all leading to rich flavors of dark fruit, baked cherries, and dusty chocolate. The intensity and luscious mouthfeel are balanced by integrating tannins and a deft touch of acidity. Together, these add a sense of freshness that lasts through the long, layered finish. Consisting of  60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 20% Syrah, we have classified Loony Red as our ‘palate pleaser’ as it is often enjoyed by all. 



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$32.00 per Bottle
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$384.00 per Case

2018 Estate Malbec

Our Malbec is a beautiful deep purple wine that is filled with rich aromas and flavors of ripe plum, blueberry and blackberry framed by notes of violets and rose petals. The medium-bodied red is incredibly diverse, offering both velvety tannins and elegant complexity. Aging in French oak added hints of toasted oak, cocoa nibs and white pepper that linger on the finish.



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$432.00 per Case

2018 Estate Merlot

With an opaque depth of red ruby color, a great overall balance of fruit, big-bodied, and a refined tannic and acidic structure, this Merlot is any fisherman's dream. In the aroma there is an essence of blueberry, red raspberry, dried cranberry and herbal spices. The fruit is integrated with aromatic cedar, black pepper, and nuances of sage and rosemary. Dark cherry and plum are this wine’s primary flavors with a very resolved, pleasant tannin structure.




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$30.00 per Bottle
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$360.00 per Case

2018 Pinot Noir

These Pinot Noir grapes are grown along the banks of the Columbia River at both Rio Vista Wines and Antoine Creek Vineyards. Elicit aromas of chocolate-coated maraschino cherries, dark cocoa, and vanilla notes are conjured from the extended wood aging process that this wine faces. This Pinot Noir is fully dry while racy acidity serves as its backbone . Fine-grained tannins balance the zesty acids and support bright red fruits, earth, and haunting suggestions of Mediterranean herbs.



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$42.00 per Bottle
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$504.00 per Case

2017 Estate River View Red

This Malbec and Merlot-based blend features decadent notes of Luxardo cherries, crème de cassis, cola and prunes on a plush profile that evolves into a velvety finish. A significant amount of Cabernet Sauvignon was used for support – only the ripest estate-grown grapes made their way into the final blend, adding dimension and structure while maintaining an all-inclusive mouthfeel. 40% Merlot, 40% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.



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$38.00 per Bottle
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$456.00 per Case

2015 Estate Smoky Owl Port

Rio Vista Port is a dazzlingly rich, robust, and sweet Cab-Merlot blend. Think of those night shift silent hunters (owls) while sipping this newest offering.  Visit us on the river any spring to see mama owl sitting on her high nest and maybe get a glimpse of the fledglings taking a practice flight.

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$55.00 per Bottle
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$660.00 per Case

2018 Estate Syrah

Rio Vista Wine’s first vintage of Syrah is a home-run. Savory aromas of crushed peppercorn, fresh thyme and a hint of tobacco overwhelm the senses while preparing your palate to dive into intense flavors of boysenberry, juniper, ripened black fruit, smoked meat, iron & cocoa. This earth driven wine is polished, supple and silky, with plush fruit and soft contours. With a limited case production, we encourage you to take the plunge with this wholly dry red and indulge your senses before it’s too late.



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$42.00 per Bottle
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$504.00 per Case

2018  Tempranillo

Our unabashed Spanish cowboy, so different in flavor and structure from our other wines.  Red plum, boysenberry and sweet earth round the front upper and lower palate. A varietally-correct structure directs the wine to the back palate. From there, it’s a wild ride of texture shooting in all directions. Dried tobacco leaf, fig, brown baking spice, vanilla and a hint of cedar linger on the finish. The grapes that adorn this beautiful wine were cultivated at both Rio Vista Wines and Rosebud Vineyards of Mattawa, WA.



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$36.00 per Bottle
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$432.00 per Case