Vineyard: Varner-Traul Vineyards in Talent
Winemaker: Kiley Evans
Recognition: Featured in the October issue of Sunset magazine as one of the region's top "Wines to Try" and earned a silver medal at the Southern Oregon World of Wine competition.
Pair with: Fire-roasted leg of wild boar, grilled Madeira-tamarind-glazed rack of lamb, Rogue Creamery Crater Lake Blue cheese.
Tasting notes: Opens with aromas of clove and cinnamon, followed by sweet, black-cherry fruit on the palate and supple tannins.