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Your Guide to Rio Vista Wines

Red wine is as diverse as it is delicious. Its range of light and fruity to deep and complex has only been enhanced through the harvesting and bottling process that happens right here in Lake Chelan. The valley’s rich soils, rolling hills, and access to water have made it the perfect place to grow red varietals! So as you stop by Rio Vista looking for a bottle of wine to open for the evening, consider purchasing one of these magnificent reds. We know you’ll be back for more.


Varietal/Blend: Barbera
Tasting Notes: Dark spice, red plum, cherry pie and blood orange
Estate: Yes
Pairing: Rich dark meats, blue cheese, mushrooms
Price: $46.00

Cabernet Franc

Varietal/Blend: Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes: Jujube, currant, cedar, violets, blackberry, cherry and clove
Estate: No
Pairing: Roasted pork, beef burgers, or brie
Price: $36.00

Cabernet Sauvignon

Varietal/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: Huckleberry, elderberry, plum, sage, licorice and molasses
Estate: Yes
Pairing: Steak, beef ribs, mushrooms
Price: $34.00

Looney Red

Varietal/Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 20% Syrah
Tasting Notes: Dark fruit, baked cherry, dusty chocolate, rose petals and herbs
Estate: Yes
Pairing: Roasted or grilled lamb, grilled mushrooms and cheese
Price: $32.00


Varietal/Blend: Malbec
Tasting Notes: Ripe plum, blueberry, blackberry, violets and rose petals
Estate: Yes
Pairing: Salmon, steak and pork
Price: $36.00


Varietal/Blend: Merlot
Tasting Notes: Blueberry, red raspberry, dried cranberry and herbal spices
Estate: Yes
Pairing: Salmon, tuna and gorgonzola cheese
Price: $34.00

Pinot Noir

Varietal/Blend: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Chocolate-coated maraschino cherries, dark cocoa, and vanilla notes
Estate: No
Pairing: Salmon, roasted chicken and pasta
Price: $42.00

River View Red

Varietal/Blend: Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: Luxardo cherries, crème de cassis, cola and prunes
Estate: Yes
Pairing: Spare ribs, BBQ chicken and gouda cheese
Price: $38.00


Varietal/Blend: Syrah
Tasting Notes: Crushed peppercorn, fresh thyme, tobacco, boysenberry, juniper and cocoa
Estate: Yes
Pairing: Braised beef, grilled meats or vegetables and lamb
Price: $44.00


Varietal/Blend: Tempranillo
Tasting Notes: Red plum, boysenberry, sweet earth, tobacco leaf, fig, brown baking spice, vanilla and a hint of cedar
Estate: Yes
Pairing: Lasagna, pizza and chile rellenos
Price: $40.00

Whichever red you decide to choose, we know you’ll be delighted with your selection! Out of town and want your wine shipped to you? No problem. Head to the online store and order your wine remotely or view other varietals, specials and events happening at Rio Vista Wines.

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