Saturday, June 12, 2010
oregon wine producer styring, known for their pint noir, have jumped into the cabernet pool with this offering. grapes were harvested in the columbia valley in oregon. i had the pleasure of tasting this recently and was not disappointed. lots of dark fruit; blackberry, plum, and black cherry on the nose. there was also some licorice and a little tar as well. the palate was full of the juicy fruit of blackberry, along with some plum flavors. well balanced tannins and a very full mouth feel. nice anise and a little leathery earth in the finish. at the tasting we had this with an overly spiced lamb which took a little away from this wine. this would work well with red meat and pork dishes, as well as lamb without too much spice. sells for $45.