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"Sinister Hand" 2015

Owen Roe

This generous fusion of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsaut is easily approachable while displaying undeniable complexity. The Grenache portion of the blend contributes cranberry and raspberry candied fruit notes, while the Syrah fragment delivers darker fruits and savoury characteristics. Mourvedre enhances the structure and richness of the body and provides delicate aromas of violets. Our partially carbonic macerated Cinsaut brings liveliness and tropical fruit flavors to the blend. Try pairing with a smoked salmon dish with cranberry sauce and grilled portabello.

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Appellation/ava:
Yakima Valley AVA
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
44% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 16% Mourvedre, 13% Cinsaut
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

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Aging:
70% neutral oak, 30% new French oak (10 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.1
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "90 points. This lively, perfumed Washington State blend of southern French varieties offers musky scents of candied red berries, wild herbs, violet and cedar. It’s juicy, savory and persistent, with compelling spicy/herbal lift to its dark cherry flavor. Some fruit from cool Columbia Gorge adds verve." (vinous)

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