Owen Roe Sinister Hand 2014
The Story Long ago, during the 17th century, the O’Neills and O’Reillys were two revolu- tionary Irish families. They formed a rowing competition to reserve rights to some high- ly regarded land. The two rowing teams agreed that the first to touch the land, after rowing across the lake, would become ruler of the land. O’Neill’s boat was falling be- hind so a member of the crew grabbed his own sword, cut off his hand and threw it ashore, winning the title to rule the land. This land still remains in the family.
ABOUT THE 2014 We may have said this the last two vintages, but our staff just can’t get enough of the Sinister Hand. The 2014 vintage far exceeds our expectations of this wine. This Rhone styled blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault, is a crowd favorite and we think you will be just as pleased with the 2014. Ideal growing conditions in the Prosser and Union Gap areas conspired to create a wealth of deep and brightly flavored Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault for our much anticipated 2014 Sinister Hand. These heat loving Rhone varieties clearly had their days in the sun this vintage, as the finished wine is a beautifully balanced example of all that 2014 had to offer. Ripe, rich, and round; but still punctuated and defined with nuances of spice, acidity, and elegant tannins.
VINIFICATION 43% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, 13% Cinsault Aged for six months in French oak barrels, 26% new oak 14.1% Alcohol 1,388 Cases Produced