Owen Roe Corvidae "Rook" Merlot, 2014

Owen Roe Corvidae "Rook" Merlot, 2014

13.00

Corvidae is the Latin name for the family of birds that includes the Crow, Raven, Jay and Magpie. These "dark" birds are everywhere in the vineyards of Eastern Washington. Their reputation as crafty, adaptable, and somewhat dubious characters is a fitting icon for the suspiciously terrific value wines from this region. The geology and climate here yields rich, complex fruit, with luscious fragrance and bright acidity. A new label from Canadian painter David Ladmore hints at the darker feel to this classic Columbia Valley wine. 100% Merlot sourced from Outlook Vineyard and Goose Ridge Vineyard, this wine was made to showcase the world-class Merlot grown in the cooler, higher elevation sites located in the Columbia Valley. The wine was aged in mostly neutral French oak to keep the bright fruit flavors lively.
Showing red and black fruits, sarsaparilla, orange peel, cinnamon and tobacco, this crisply textured red is balanced by fine grained tannins and a rich, pillow soft mid-palate.

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