Druid’s Fluid is a wine that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. Produced by the famous Troon Vineyards, I had heard from quite a few people that it was a great option in my frugal price range. I finally picked myself up a bottle from Sundance this past week, and popped it open.
The Druid’s Fluid is a big bodied red blend, just the way I like them. It is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. When they blend together they create a beautiful harmonious wine. All of these grapes were sourced from Grants Pass, where Troon Vineyards is located. Big red grapes from Southern Oregon always blow me away, and I’m so excited that with our state is diverse enough that there is a place we can get wines like this. I do love a good Pinot, but sometimes those voluptuous red grapes just hit the spot.
From the moment this wine hit the glass I was excited. It poured a beautiful color. Very dark red with a hint of purple when it was swirled in the glass. This wine screamed masculinity with its notes of tobacco and leather in the aroma. Then when I took a first sip I immediately wanted a steak or something rich to eat with it. Notes of tart dark berries, like dark cherry hit my senses. The finish was slightly tannic but left flavors of vanilla and toasted walnuts. This wine is dying to be drank with food, but I really enjoyed it on its own as well.
Pick this bottle up at any market that specializes in local Oregon wines, it runs for under $20 and is a great bang for your buck. Cheers!