Sunday, April 17, 2011

2007 RoxyAnn Claret

What a beautiful weekend out here in Northern California. Missed Record Store day due to a commitment to my daughter's Girl Scout troup, but hit up the local record store today and picked up a few gems (the Cars new single and the Husker Du / Green Day split on orange vinyl!)

Cracked open a 2007 RoxyAnn Claret this evening to go with a homemade Lasagna. The first taste of this wine yielded a mellow fruity nose and a nice smooth finish. I'd like to thank Lorn at the Ashland Wine Cellar for pointing me over to this nice representation of what Southern Oregon Wines are all about. I was lucky enough to spend a few days up in Ashland last week and was happy to find his fine establishment.

Here's the back label propoganda: Since 1908, The Parsons Family have farmed the southwest slopes of RoxyAnn Peak in Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley. Today, these vineyards take advantage of the same shallow, fractured linestone-clay soils to yield RoxyAnn Winery's signature ripe, concentrated style. Our estate Claret showcases layers of ripe currant, black cherry, and blackberry with juicy plum, anise and mocha flavors giving way to seweet barrel spice and polished tannins in the long, rich, flavorful finish.

You can find the website here ----> RoxyAnn Winery

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