Omen Red Blend
WHY WE LOVE IT
- 100% AVA Grapes – Only top quality fruit from AVA vineyards is obtained.
- Vegan Friendly – Low Sulfites – No Residual Sugar – No Additives.
Varietal Composition: 63% Zinfandel, 21% Syrah, 8% Barbera, 8% Petite Sirah
Breakdown: 63% Zinfandel (Lauzere Vineyard-Shenandoah Valley AVA), 21% Syrah (LeMulet Rouge Vineyard-Fiddletown AVA & Oakmont Vineyard-Shenandoah Valley AVA), 8% Barbera (Mabera Vineyard-Shenandoah Valley AVA), 8% Petite Sirah (Element 79 Vineyard-Fair Play).
Elaboration: Each vineyard is picked separately, crushed/de-stemmed, cold soaked for three days and the grapes are fermented at 85 degrees fahrenheit. They undergo 10-20 days of skin maceration, and are aged and blended in French oak for 9 months before being released.
Tasting Notes: Blackberry jam, cherry and dark chocolate aromas with spicy hints of licorice and clove.
“For those who like a hint of sweetness and a ton of dark jammy fruit flavors, this wine is a no-brainer. A blend of 50% Zinfandel plus Barbera, Syrah and Petite Sirah, it smells and tastes chocolaty, berry-like and superripe, and has a velvety texture that soothes the palate.” ~ Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast
2017 – 90 Wine Enthusiast
2016 – 90 Wine Enthusiast
2015 – 92 Wine Enthusiast
Omen is produced by Atlas Wine Co, a new generation winery with family roots and that specializes in a vineyard to bottle approach with minimal winemaking intervention. Atlas Wine Co. was created in 2014 by three families and is currently operated by those same families – The Belli’s, The Cybulski’s, and The Remy’s. Their brand, Omen, is dedicated to the movement of Craft. Finding some of the best-hidden gem wine appellations throughout the West Coast. Omen wines are meant to be bold, with a lot of personalities.