2007 A to Z Wineworks Night & Day Southern Crossing, Rogue Valley, Oregon
I popped and poured this red blend (36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 10% Sangiovese, 4% Grenache, 4% Cabernet Franc) from the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon.
The nose presented dark berries and raisin along with some fig and spice. I also got a little of the alcohol on the sniffer.
The palate was mostly tart fruit (cranberry) and raisin. It was a little “hot,” but the alcohol burn subsided after being opened for a bit.
The Southern Crossing wasn’t the best wine ever, but it was serviceable. I paid about $17 for the bottle, but I’m sure that it can (and maybe should) be had for a bit less. I would not hesitate to open this wine to pair with some burgers on the grill during an impromptu early autumn cookout.
Cheers From CorkEnvy’s Dallas Campus