By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: www.roxyann.com
This RoxyAnn Claret is a blend of Bourdeaux varietals that are grown in its estate vineyard, which lies in the Rogue Valley – not far from Medford.
- Blending Detail: 47% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet franc, 2% Malbec
- Vineyard Source: 100% RoxyAnn Estate Vineyards
- Aging Profile: Aged 18 months in 37% New French Oak
- Production: 145 cases
- Winery Retail: $30
Nose: Dirty cherries, casis, sour raspberry. licorice and bitter cocoa.
Taste: Cran-cherry, tart licorice, rhubarb and a hint of menthol. Good acids on the mid-palate with plenty of tannin structure to help keep it in-check – also has a finish that lingers well.