Thursday, February 12, 2015

2012 Helix Stone Tree SoRho

Happy Thursday!  So tonight I've come home at a reasonable hour and what the heck?  Why not open a bottle of wine?  For this evening, it's a recently delivered wine club selection from Reininger Winery in Walla Walla, the 2012 Helix Stone Tree SoRho, a southern Rhone style blend of Mourvedre (42%), Cinsault (31%) and Grenache (27%) that ends up being such a food friendly sort of wine!

The wine is a deep garnet color in the glass with great clarity.  The nose is a classic Rhone, with aromas of  black cherry, cassis and blueberry over some earthy notes of fresh cut grass, rose petals and leather.  The taste is just lovely, some fantastic fruit blasts forward, blueberries, black currant and boysenberry that effortlessly transitions to some notes of vanilla spice and toasted oak midpalate.  The finish is lovely, with a touch of anise and cassis that lend some complexity to young tannins, and making for a long, smooth finish that has you begging for more!

Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 8, it's a great blend and the price is reasonable at $36 before any wine club discounts.  As I mentioned, this is a very food friendly wine, and tonight I'm pairing it with a nice panko crusted walleye filet, with some oven roasted fingerling potatoes and steamed asparagus, the fruit in this wine really accents the flavors of the walleye, a personal favorite when it comes to fresh water fish.  Cheers!

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