Owen Roe Sinister Hand 2019
|Region||United States, Washington, Yakima Valley|
Blueberries, lavender, plum leaf, lemon zest and stones on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Supple, juicy and fruity. Flavorful finish.
Lots of juicy berry fruits, briary herbs, pepper, and violet notes emerge from the 2019 Sinister Hand, Washington State's take on a terrific Côtes du Rhône. Medium-bodied, balanced, and just straight- up delicious, drink this charming, balanced Syrah blend (there's 18% each of Grenache and Mourvèdre with smaller amounts other varieties) over the coming 4-6 years.
The aromas fascinate in notes of raspberry, thistle, cranberry, blueberry, herbs and coffee. Plump, palate-coating flavors follow. There's a lovely texture and purity to this wine, while it remains light on its feet. Raspberry and blueberry notes linger on the finish.
Bright red-ruby. Expressive nose combines dark raspberry, black cherry, menthol, tree bark, black pepper, licorice and dark chocolate. Plush, fruit-driven and smooth; as much savory as sweet, with complicating notes of bitter chocolate, spices and medicinal herbs. A pretty adult wine for the price. The smooth tannins won't get in the way of enjoying this juicy wine right now, but it will probably soften a bit with another year in the bottle. Finishes with good length and no rough edges.