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2011 Sinister Hand
Columbia Valley

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2011 Sinister Hand

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The story goes like this- 

Long ago, during the 17thcentury, the O’Neills and O’Reillys were two revolutionary Irish families.  They formed a rowing competition to reserve rights to some highly 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 behind 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. 

BLENDING DETAIL: 63% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 16% Mouvèdre, 2% Cinsault.


A dark story needs a dark wine, which is why we created this blend, typical of a traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  Aromas of spicy red hots, cinnamon and pine lead to a bursting mouth-feel  of cassis, white pepper and granite. Fruity notes of raspberry and blackberry enhance this structured, firm tannin blend and finish with hints of rosemary and clove. 

Cases Produced: 4200

Alcohol: 14.3%