"On this label the family crest depiction of a severed left hand tells the story of a rowing competition among the O'Neill's & the O'Reilly's (Owen Roe was an O'Neill). Whoever touched land first after rowing across the lake was rewarded with the land he touched. Lagging behind, one of the kinsfolk grabs his sword to cleave his hand and pitches it ashore to touch land first. He won the land and eventually ruled over it as king. 2009 was a great vintage for Grenache, so this year's Sinister Hand is better than ever. 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Counoise.