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2007 RoxyAnn Claret Reserve – Review

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.

Technical Data:

  • 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.

W.E.P. Rating: 90%