Thursday, September 24, 2015

The beauty of the scene that greeted us at Kriselle Cellars was breathtaking.  The tasting room looks like a ski lodge with its huge timbers and open beam ceiling.  It is located on a ridge that commands a wonderful pastoral scene sloping down to the Rogue River flanked by vineyards and meadows.
We were greeted by Owner and Winemaker Scott Steingrober and here we tasted some outstanding wines and enjoyed a grand luncheon.
The surrounding vineyards include varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc.   Kriselle Cellars includes two hundred acres with thirty in vineyards with eight varietals.
It is no surprise that during the summer Kriselle Cellars is a destination for visitors to enjoy the patio with its outdoor fireplaces, excellent wines, interesting food and pastoral beauty.  There is also live music on weekends.
A wine we will remember here is 2012 DiTani, a blend of Cabernet Franc,. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Tempranillo.  It displayed aroma, full flavors and a lasting finish.  We had to be impressed with the 2014 Viognier that earned a gold medal at the San Francisco competition.

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