Owen Roe Sinister Hand 2018 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Owen Roe Sinister Hand 2018
SKU: 13931

Owen Roe Sinister Hand 2018

  • ws90
  • we90
  • jd89
  • v89


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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Yakima Valley
Brand Owen Roe
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
This young Grenache heavy blend erupts with perfumed aromas of bright raspberry and herbal tea while the Mourvèdre brings a savory note to the nose. The palate is plush and textural with the perfect amount of tannins, acidity, and an upbeat, bright, fruity finish that brings this wine together.
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Lively and floral, with fresh raspberry, garrigue and violet accents that build structure toward medium-grained tannins. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2028. 2,300 cases made.

Tim Fish, August 31, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
  • we90

Grenache makes up 55% of this wine, with the rest Syrah (19%), Mourvèdre (17%) and Cinsault. The aromas rise out of the glass, with notes of raspberry, flower, white pepper and orange slice. Light, elegant red fruit flavors follow, almost tasting like a Pinot Noir. It shows an appealing sense of balance.

Sean Sullivan, July 1, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd89

A blend of 55% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre, and 9% Cinsault, the 2018 Sinister Hand from Owen Roe sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as great notes of peppery herbs, new leather, blackberries, and raspberries. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, with the purity and freshness of the vintage, it has light tannins and is already hard to resist. Nevertheless, I suspect it will evolve for 4-6 years with no issues.

April 15, 2020
  • v89

Medium red. The nose combines peppery medicinal herbs and slightly liqueur-like red cherry and raspberry aromas, with the Grenache element dominating today. An easygoing wine with red fruit, spice and herb flavors offering immediate appeal. Finishes with a firm dusting of essentially smooth tannins and good subtle length. Lacks only the complexity and urgency for 90 points. A bit fatter than the 2017 version last year but not quite as juicy or delineated.

Stephen Tanzer, December 2019

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