2Hawk Plume Rouge v.2 Red Blend – Available Exclusively through Wines From Us
2Hawk Plume Rouge v.2 Red Blend
Sunset International Wine Competition: Silver Medal
80% from the 2Hawk estate; 12% from Jacksonville, Oregon; 8% from Talent, Oregon
The climatic similarity between the Rogue Valley and north-central Spain is striking. With that in mind, we began a blending experiment aimed at producing a wine that speaks to that commonality but still represents what makes the Rogue Valley special. Plume Rouge is the result of those efforts. We started with a base of Tempranillo and blended in co-fermented Cabernet Franc and Merlot until the balance was perfect. Tempranillo’s natural spice blends beautifully with the lush blue and black fruit coming from Cab Franc and Merlot. We then focused on the wine’s texture and personality, blending in a touch of Syrah to lift the aromatics and add a peppery floral note and then a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon to fill in and round out the finish. We think this wine is a great way to enjoy seriously good wine that doesn’t take itself too seriously, whether with dinner, friends, or those we love most. We find this wine to be equally at home with both casual and sophisticated fare, but we like grilled steak and onion kabobs with fire-roasted red pepper coulis. Enjoy now and over the next six to eight years.
Avg. 19 months in 21% new, 38% 2-year old, 41% neutral French oak
|Varietal Composition||57% Tempranillo, 21% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 6% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon|