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.
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.
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.
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.