Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wine of the Week: Ravishing Red, an Organic Syrah from Mendocino

AT likes a sip of the grape every now and again, but it's been a while since we wrote about one of our vineyard finds. This one, Ravishing Red, is adorned with a comely maiden on the label gazing over rows of grapes.

It's a California red, a 2006 Syrah from The Natural Wine Company in Mendocino. As the name implies, these folks are organic, which we believe is a good thing.

The wine itself has dry cherry and berry flavors—raspberry comes to mind. We also noticed a pepper taste here, a little spice on the tongue. The finish was long and pleasant. 

And did we mention that it's a dry red? Yes, it's dry but we like it that way.

We found this bottle at Tulsa's Ranch Acres store, on 31st Street near Harvard, for about $10. All in all, a good red wine and a fair price.

Update: We tried to find The Natural Wine Company on the web, but the only one we found was in Australia. From what we can tell, this California company has changed its name or gone out of business.

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