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2008 Owen Roe Red Blends or Varietals "Sinister Hand"

Owen Roe 2008 Sinister Hand

Winery: Owen Roe

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sinister Hand"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 62% Grenache, 35% Syrah, & 3% Mourvedre

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $23

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: October 18, 2010

Wine Review: I was recently stuck in an airport again and had the pleasure of covering a glass of this wine at a Vino Volo while waiting. It is opaque and almost black in color. It opens with a mild blackberry bouquet with a hint of blueberry and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth, and soft. The flavor profile is blackberry and black licorice with notes of black currant and black pepper. There was even hint of oak toward the end. As you can see it is pretty complex. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are slightly prolonged. This paired quite well with my black bean and braised pork taco. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The primary source for this intense and lovely wine is Dr. Steve Elerding's vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, where the proximity of the Columbia River is a vital part of the success of these traditional Rhone varietals. This wine is very dark with ripe stone fruit flavors, pepper and an excellent texture.

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