Folin Cellars 2012 Misceo GSM, Rogue Valley, $35

By on February 8, 2016

Folin Cellars 2012 Misceo labelRob Folin’s estate blend Grenache (40%), Syran (30%) and Mourvèdre serves as another sign that Rhône varieties can thrive in Southern Oregon’s climate and soils. Misceo means “to blend” in Latin, and skilled winemaking creates dreamy aromas of sugared plum, Twizzlers Strawberry Twists and blackberry, joined by peppered salami and light toast. The drink is bold, juicy and lively, starting with its dark plum and rich tannin structure. There’s a bath of acidity in the waning moments with Montmorency cherry and Craisins. Suggested food pairings range from barbecued fare to Asian-inspired marinades and spicy tomato sauces, including the Folins’ recipe for Spicy Sausage Bolognese with Pappardelle. Their tasting room in the North Willamette Valley town of Carlton recently reopened for 2016, while the estate tasting gallery in Gold Hill opens up again on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 162 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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