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2017 Rowen Red Blends or Varietals "Red Wine"

Rowen 2017 Red Wine

Winery: Rowen

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec, 15% Syrah & 3% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: June 24, 2021

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored wine opens with a mild blackberry, black plum and mild saddle leather bouquet with hints of loam and dried herbs. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, balanced, smooth, round, and juicy. The flavor profile is black currant and stony mineral blend with notes of black tea and blackberry. We also detected a cola in the aftertaste. The finish is dry and its grippy tannins build-up and stick around for quite a while. We also detected as touch of heat as well. The Panel would pair this wine with a ribeye steak or a Colorado lamb chop. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 Rowen "Red Blend" is a lush and elegant wine consisting of wonderful high elevation, mountain fruit. The wine has aromas of dark cherries, blackberries and sweet toasted oak from the co-fermented Viognier. On the palate, the wine is balanced and structured from the Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of juicy cassis, light floral and sweet vanilla. Co-fermenting the Syrah with the Viognier is a classic Northern Rhone technique which adds an exotic floral element to the finished wine as well as a rounder mouthfeel. Enjoy this wine now with sharp cheeses and charcuterie, grilled filet mignon, or cellar for enjoyment for years to come.

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