Wednesday, September 15, 2010

90 Points - Del Rio Claret

Monday evening we were given the good news, the 2007 Del Rio Claret was given 90 points by the Wine Spectator.

Wine Spectator is a lifestyle magazine that focuses on wine and wine culture. It publishes 15 issues per year with content that includes news, articles, profiles, and general entertainment pieces. Each issue also includes from 400 to more than 1,000 wine reviews, which consist of wine ratings and tasting notes. All wines are reviewed in blind tastings, unless specifically noted, to reduce any potential bias.

Harvey Steiman, tastes and reports on a wide variety of wine types, but his primary areas of responsibility as a critic are Australia and the Pacific Northwest. Harvey Steinman describes Del Rio Vineyards 2007 Claret as “Smooth and velvety, nicely ripe with cherry and herb flavors carrying through against refined tannins. Lingers nicely on the deftly balanced finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2014.” –HS

Quick Factsheet:
50% Cabernet Sauvignon
30% Merlot
10% Malbec
10% Cabernet Franc

Wine Making:
Aged 18 months in 60% French, 30% American, 10% Hungarian oak barrels, of which, 30% was from new oak.


$35.00/bottle *Wine Club members save 20%

Available online – purchase today!


  1. Congratulations! Your Claret DEFINITELY deserves it. It's my go-to for special occassions!

  2. Thank you! I am glad you enjoy it.