Owen Roe 2015 'Chapel Block' Syrah, Red Willow Vineyard, Yakima Valley
Item Number: 11186
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Yakima Valley
Vineyard Designation: Red Willow Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Case Production: 400
Aging: 10 months in 47% new oak barrels
Tasting Notes: The Chapel Block Syrah is focused and opulent with a deep violet hue and engaging aromas of wet stone, leather, orange peel and blueberry. The elegant palate is copious with flavors of fig, bramble, cigar box and vibrant acidity. Pair this wine with wild game for optimal enjoyment!
94pts (2016 Vintage) Jeb Dunnuck 4/11/2019
"The 2016 Syrah Chapel Block from Owen Roe is 100% Syrah from the Red Willow Vineyard in the Yakima Valley and was brought up in a mix of new and neutral barrels. Its saturated purple color is followed by a beautiful bouquet of ripe plums, tobacco, leafy herbs, and lavender. Ripe, rounded, and pleasure-bent, yet also pure and seamless, with considerable elegance and purity, it's a beautiful Syrah from this estate that I'd be thrilled to drink over the coming 8-10 years or so."
91pts (2016 Vintage) Vinous 11/15/2018
"(from vines planted in 1990; aged in 45% new oak; O'Reilly had to destroy part of this wine because he found that one of his bags of corks gave a jalapeño character; made almost entirely from Phelps clones): Blueberry, blackberry, herbs, licorice and a hint of espresso on the nose. Lovely pliant, suave wine with terrific intensity and inner-mouth lift to its flavors of raspberry, herbs and licorice. Finishes energetic and long."