Owen Roe 2016 Sinister Hand
A record-breaking hot vintage led to an early harvest in some of the vineyards in which Owen Roe sources its fruit for the Sinister Hand. The winery's estate Syrah from Outlook Vineyard came in as early as August 27th! The team was excited about the heat and monitored the vineyards closely for optimal sugar levels and ripeness, finishing up harvest around the 3rd week of September. With these varying ripening dates, the winery found layers of complexity within each block. The heat rendered beautiful aromas of black pepper, clove and juniper with juicy hints of dried strawberry, pie cherries and fig. Flavors of chocolate, green peppercorn and boysenberry are delicious on the palate, resulting in a full-bodied, mouthcoating Rhone-styled blend.
Blend: 63% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 16% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsaut