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2018 Sinister Hand
Yakima Valley

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Yakima Valley
Alcohol %
14.1

2018 Sinister Hand

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$28.00
 
SKU: 18OBLSH
2018 SINISTER HAND, YAKIMA VALLEY
$28 | $23.80 wine club

55% GRENACHE, 19% SYRAH, 17% MOURVEDRE, 9% CINSAUT

Just remember, Sinister Hand usually doesn't stick around for long, so order now before it is gone! This wine will do very well in your cellar for at least a decade. 

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL: 

Long ago, pre-dating the 11th century, the families that became modern day O’Neills and O’Reillys were feuding over the land that became their ancestral home. To settle the dispute, a competition was organized and several 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, and touching first, winning the title to rule the land.  The island fortress on this land can still be visited on Lough Oughter in County Cavan.

TASTING NOTES:

Our 2018 Sinister Hand is a lively, perfumed Washington State blend with a generous fusion of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsaut. The 2018 vintage is approachable while displaying undeniable complexity. The Grenache portion of the blend contributes cranberry and raspberry candied fruit notes, while the Syrah delivers darker fruits and savory characteristics. Mourvedre enhances the structure and richness of the body and provides delicate aromas of violets. Our partially carbonic macerated Cinsaut brings liveliness and tropical fruit flavors to the blend.