Pend d’Oreille Winery 2007 Claret Bistro Rouge – Wine Review
The Pend d’Oreille Winery is located in western Idaho, and uses grapes that are grown in Eastern Washington. The term “claret” is a semi-generic term that is used for a red wine produced in the Bordeaux style. The grape varieties used to produce the 2007 Pend d’Oreille Bistro Rogue red blend are Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. In the glass this wine has a deep garnet red color, with aromas of blackberries, cherries, dried black fruit, chocolate, and spice. The flavors associated with this wine are blackberries, dark cherries, black currants, wood, chocolate, cloves, and a hint of nutmeg. The 2007 Bistro Rogue is an easy drinking red blend, is medium bodied, and has medium tannins. For a retail price of between $12-15, this is a nice drinking red blend.