What We’re Drinking This Week: 2011 Oracle

What We’re Drinking This Week: 2011 Oracle

bottle-oracleAs American consumers, we are faced with a number of daily decisions: how many times to hit snooze on the alarm clock, if we should go to the gym or not, which toothbrush to use, where to park at Whole Foods, what flavor of sugar-free syrup to put in our lattes, etc. #firstworldproblems. When making all of these “big” decisions throughout the day, it’s sometimes nice to know what we’re getting; especially when it comes to wine. Enter the Oracle, 2011 vintage.

Tasting Notes: Our flagship wine, a full-bodied, single vineyard red blend, grants a nod toward elegance for the 2011 vintage. Merlot-driven, with Cabernet Sauvignon in close second, this Bordeaux-style blend is silky, reserved and supremely balanced. Lush aromatics of raspberry and dark cherry with a hint of eucalyptus, the Oracle is decadent, but with finesse. Earthiness and layers of dried flowers and cocoa integrate harmoniously into a finely balanced marriage between tannin and acid, providing the structure that ensures, like all impeccable beauties, this wine is sure to age gracefully.

Blend: 49% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, .02% Unicorn Tears

Occasion to Consume: Anniversaries, holidays, birthdays, a Tuesday night, or binge watching The Bachelor.

Food Pairing: Short Ribs with Mushrooms and Spring Vegetables or Chocolate Bark.

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