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Corvidae Lenore Syrah 2012


Winery:
Owen Roe


$16.95 Regular

$15.25
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Corvidae is the value label of Owen Roe Winery and Lenore Syrah is their best Syrah value. Made from rich, juicy fruit grown in Washington State's Columbia Valley, the Cordivae Lenore is a total crowd pleaser.

Cordivae prints this poem from Edgar Allen Poe on the Lenore Syrah label:

“For the rare and radiant
maiden whom the angels name
Lenore, nameless here
forevermore.”
The Raven - Edgar Allen Poe

Lenore Syrah is made from 95% Syrah and 5% Grenache. The fruit comes from Erickson Vineyard, in the Columbia Valley, and Six Prong Vineyard, in the Horse Heaven Hills.

Corvidae Lenore Syrah, grown in the Columbia Valley has great spice, bright fruit, deep purple hues, and gorgeous texture and is really a steal for the quality it delivers. Pair Corvidae Syrah, a juicy, boisterous wine, with barbecued babyback ribs, a hearty lamb stew, your favorite burger or just on it’s own.

"Corvidae" is named for the family of birds that includes crows and ravens. Crows have a long history in folklore and mythology. David was inspired to name the label Corvidae by the many crows that circle the sky over his winery in Yakima.

Each Corvidae wine is named with a particular fairy tale, fable, or legend in mind. "Rook" references the legendary luck associated with crows. "Lenore" is named for Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven". "Fable" is inspired by the story of the fox and the crow and its moral- "Beware of Flatterers". "Mirth" refers to an old nursery rhyme about magpies. More wines in the series will be named for other references to crows in folklore.

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