2015 Owen Roe "Sinister Hand" Columbia Valley Rhône Blend (375ml)

SKU #1274072 90 points Vinous

 (13% alcohol; includes a bit of fruit from the Columbia Gorge): Moderately saturated bright red. Musky, aromatically complex scents of cherry, game, cedar and garrigue. Nicely savory, dry wine with good spicy/herbal complexity to its dark cherry fruit. Finishes juicy and persistent. Very nicely made. David O'Reilly bottled 2,800 cases of this wine in 2015, thanks to some new sources of fruit. (ST)  (7/2016)

K&L Notes

This fusion of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsaut is easily approachable while displaying complexity. The Grenache portion of the blend contributes cranberry and raspberry candied fruit notes, while the Syrah fragment delivers darker fruits and savory characteristics. Mourvedre enhances the structure and richness of the body and provides delicate aromas of violets. The partially carbonic macerated Cinsaut brings liveliness and tropical fruit flavors to the blend.

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Rhone Blends

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United States

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Washington

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