Wish I remembered where I got this. A nice bold, stand up wine that pairs well with a hearty or grilled meal. No tannin, and a good clean nose of dark fruit. Would benefit by decanting or allowing a couple of hours to breathe. This opened nicely over the course of a Friday night dinner. Blackberry, plum and perhaps a touch of lilac. I'll be looking to replace this sole bottle.
Decanted 2 hours. No sediment. Brilliant crimson tapering to a thin clear rim. Savory nose with herbs, earth and dark fruit notes. Ripely textured on the palate with flavors of smoky dark fruit, bakers chocolate and dried berries. Great balance of ripe fruit, soft tannins and well integrated, fresh acidity. A world class Franc! Now through 2018.
Decanted 2 hours. No sediment. Sourced from Red Willow Vineyard. Medium color with purple-tinged gradient toward the rim. Subdued but complex nose balances sweet berry and plum notes with savory herbs, dried grass and fresh tilled earth. The initial palate impression is ripe, sweet and viscous with layers of dark fruit, powdered cocoa and exotic jam. Full-bodied and powerful with fine-grained tannins, this is impressive and delicious now but should continue to develop positively for several more years. Drink now through 2017.
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(Owen Roe Rosa Mystica Yakima Valley) An interesting nose with loads of green and black pepper along with caramel. Alcohol shows through at times. A fair amount of oak on the taste. Red Willow Vineyard. 14.1% alcohol.
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