Wine: Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah
Producer: 'O' Wines
Region: Washington>Columbia Valley
Date tasted: 12/1/13
Place tasted: I was wandering around outside late at night, or was it early in the morning? Lights were twisting behind a lost mountain in the distance where aliens howled like confused wolves at the silver crescent moon. I decided to go inside where I was safe that I might take comfort in wine, cheese and candlelight. Welcome to December.
Served with: Baked fennel with Gorgonzola. It's a hearty wine and would be good with grilled steak, lamb roasts, venison, strong cheeses, and herby red sauces.
Appearance: Dense garnet that when held to the light reveals a rusty neon halo.
On the snoot: She has a beautiful exotic nose; herby with sweet cherries and black currents muddled in a muscular punch to the snoot.
Taste: Rich and full of character with ripe red cherry and cassis. Chiming notes of cracked pepper, cocoa, and cedar harmonize and blend with a plethora of warm toasted tannins following through a lengthy luscious finish.
Balance: Well balanced showing meaty beautiful legs. Dry yet mellow with lots of tannin. She's fairly hot so let her breathe a while before imbibing.
Comments: Another beautiful creation from Washington State. She's a great wine with great purpose.
From the back of the bottle: "Your purchase helps O Wines provide scholarships to low income young women so they can meet their highest potential through education."
Rating: 4 staggering tipsys