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24 Nov #drinkTurkeywithTurkey: 2012 Diren Collection Öküzgözü

If you’re looking for a fun conversation at the table this holiday, then bring along the 2012 Diren Collection Öküzgözü (oh-cooz-goe-zue).

Aside from the phonetic fun that you can have helping everyone pronounce this native grape, you can be the boss at the table by telling them that the Öküzgözü is one of the crown jewel grapes of Turkey and that it derives its name due to the large, black berries that resemble a bull’s eye!

Brought to you by Diren Wines, a producer that is highly regarded in Turkey for making quality wines from the Tokat region of mid-eastern Anatolia since 1958.

The 2012 Öküzgözü exudes aromas of cherry, cola and almond blossom, and on the palate it is lively & bright with soft silky tannins and shades of cherry.

The smooth lively finish and overall well balanced structure of this varietal will pair effortlessly with classic roast turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, any rich stuffing and glazed carrots – you bet, it’s pretty versatile.

Go on and bring the Diren Öküzgözü to the table this holiday and score a bull’s eye with friends and family!

Buy 2012 Diren Collection Öküzgözü

Get this wine from Amazon (California residents only) & Compass Wines (nation wide shipping)

For Seattle residents available at these wine stores: Madrona Wine Merchants, Esquin Wine Merchants, Wine World & Spirits, Vino Verité, West Seattle Cellars, European Vine Selections (please call for availability)

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