Owen Roe 2012 Sinister Hand, Columbia Valley, $24

By on February 20, 2014

owen-roe-winery-sinister-hand-2012-labelDavid O’Reilly makes Pinot Noir in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, but he focuses on Washington’s Columbia Valley for his work with Bordeaux and Rhône varieties. This popular tribute to a remarkable family legend is his version of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. It’s a blend of Grenache (70), Syrah (16%) and Mourvèdre that opens with aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberry, plum, cherry fruit leather and forest floor. The entry is juicy, plump and approachable featuring flavors of strawberry and dark cherry with pomegranate acidity. It’s backed by chocolate, elegant tannins and fresh mint in the finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 3,591 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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