McMenamins Salem 2016 — photo 8 of 10: A glass of Cuvée de L’Abri Rouge I enjoyed at McMenamins’ historic (built 1905) Thompson Brewery & Public House in south Salem, Oregon, May 2016. According to Edgefield Winery:
“ The intriguing nose of lavender, strawberry, honey and rose petal gives way to black raspberry, dark cherry, leather and a hint of cedar on the palate with soft, round tannins. This medium-bodied wine is still in its infancy, and will benefit from aeration and/or decanting to help it open up. It is inspired by the great blended red wines of the Southern Rhône region of France, the most famous being those from Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Grenache is the star in this blend, bringing concentrated fruit, rounder tannins and acid. Syrah brings great color, dark fruit, more structured tannins, and peppery aromatics. Cinsault contributes perfume-like floral character and light red berry fruit, while the Mourvèdre adds rich, earthy undertones.”Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
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