When I asked Ryan to explain his choice of name for the new O’Vineyards wine OMG, he replied: “I’m an O’Connell. So it’s O’Vineyards, O’Syrah, O’MG, hahaha”
O’Vineyards recently began having visitors taste their new wine called OMG 2011, and your reactions have been promising. For those of you who missed that memo, OMG stands for Oh My God in online communication culture – though if you’re reading this blog, then you surely already knew that.
We have been fortunate to hear professional opinions too, including the Maitre Sommelier of Carcassonne’s Hôtel de la Cité, Georges Gracia. In Georges’s words, OMG has the following characteristics:
1st nose: red berries; slightly spicy; la garrigue (thyme, laurel, Mediterranean spices) 2nd nose: combination of fruits, prunes and kirsh; beautiful intensity; fairly complex Mouth. Freshness, spices, thyme, bay leaves, pepper; beautiful balance This is a nice aromatic wine that can adapt to a variety of different dishes. It can be drunk at room temperature or slightly chilled, in any season. Fruit, spices, with a silky tannic wine with Bordeaux-like charisma
OMG is available for purchase exclusively at O’Vineyards for now, but will be available elsewhere this coming fall. More details to come.
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