Sinister Hand, Red Blend

I like seeing American wines evolve away from a single grape variety that you can plainly read on the label. Adventurous wine makers are enticing adventurous wine drinkers, and both are taking a gamble in the high stakes US wine market. Sinister Hand is, well, a hand that pays off well in this game. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsaut. Classic grapes you would find in a South Rhone blend from France. Add in grapes from Washington State, longer summer days up north for more ripening, and masterful wine craft, and you get Sinister Hand. The Dark Horse that your friends haven’t heard of but beats the best in breed. If you can find a bottle, try it!

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