Owen Roe "Sinister Hand" Columbia Valley 2012

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A dark story needs a dark wine, which is why we created this blend, typical of a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This blend of 70% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault has lovely aromas of black cherry, cranberry, clove, orange zest and dusty earth. The front palate has notes of cocoa and is nicely balanced with cranberry spice cake and gingerbread flavors. The finish has a refreshing structure with fine tannins. Alcohol 14.1%.

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Owen Roe:
Since our first vintage in 1999, Owen Roe winery has been working to produce exceptional, hand crafted wines. We are especially committed to the low vigor hillside vineyards of Yakima Valley Washington. These vineyards yield fruit with low pH and high acidity, both harbingers of age-able wines.

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External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/27/2013

A dark story needs a dark wine, which is why we created this blend, typical of a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This blend of 70% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault has lovely aromas of black cherry, cranberry, clove, orange zest and dusty earth. The front palate has notes of cocoa and is nicely balanced with cranberry spice cake and gingerbread flavors. The finish has a refreshing structure with fine tannins. - WineryAlcohol: 14.1%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

A dark story needs a dark wine, which is why we created this blend, typical of a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This blend of 70% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault has lovely aromas of black cherry, cranberry, clove, orange zest and dusty earth. The front palate has notes of cocoa and is nicely balanced with cranberry spice cake and gingerbread flavors. The finish has a refreshing structure with fine tannins. - Winery Alcohol: 14.1%


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 03/27/2013

A dark story needs a dark wine, which is why we created this blend, typical of a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Aromas of spicy red hots, cinnamon and pine lead to a bursting mouth-feel of cassis, white pepper and granite. Fruity notes of raspberry and blackberry enhance this structured, firm tannin blend and finish with hints of rosemary and clove. - WineryBLENDING DETAIL:63% Grenache19% Syrah16% Mouvèdre2% CinsaultVINEYARD SOURCESSix ProngEricksonOlsenRed WillowUnion GapSt. Isidore


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 09/27/2013

A dark story needs a dark wine, which is why we created this blend, typical of a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Aromas of spicy red hots, cinnamon and pine lead to a bursting mouth-feel of cassis, white pepper and granite. Fruity notes of raspberry and blackberry enhance this structured, firm tannin blend and finish with hints of rosemary and clove. - WineryBLENDING DETAIL:63% Grenache19% Syrah16% Mouvèdre2% CinsaultVINEYARD SOURCESSix ProngEricksonOlsenRed WillowUnion GapSt. Isidore ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/11/2012

Sinister Hand is a blend of dark, hearty red grapes traditionally used in wine from France's Rhone region. The Sinister Hand blend contains Washington State grown Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Counoise fruit.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 03/27/2013

(71% grenache, 24% syrah and 5% mourvedre): Bright ruby-red. Precise, inviting aromas of black cherry, licorice and herbs. Juicy and sharply delineated, with terrific intensity and lift to its pepper and cherry flavors. Lively acidity lends this wine a light touch, and firm tannins wont stand in the way of enjoying it soon. This spicy red displays a velvety feel to the dark berry, red plum and pepper flavors, finishing with a catch of tight tannins. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2015. 3,592 cases made. -HS ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

2009 was a warm vintage for Washington State, and it translates wonderfully into this lovely Southern Rhone-Style blend from Owen Roe. Clear, garnet color bearing beautiful wild strawberry, tayberry, black pepper with red and black currant notes. Precise on the palate with satisfying acid that provides framework for the ripe black fruit and baked brown earth finish. The Grenache lends excellent, festive red fruit while the Syrah and Mouvedre add savory notes: stewed dark fruits, sweet herb and complex earthiness. Pair this wine with roasted fowl, pork and lighter beef dishes as well as washed rind cheeses. Drink now through 2015.


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A dark story needs a dark wine, which is why we created this blend, typical of a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This blend of 70% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault has lovely aromas of black cherry, cranberry, clove, orange zest and dusty earth. The front palate has notes of cocoa and is nicely balanced with cranberry spice cake and gingerbread flavors. The finish has a refreshing structure with fine tannins. Alcohol 14.1%.

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