Owen Roe 2015 'Chapel Block' Syrah, Red Willow Vineyard, Yakima Valley

Owen Roe 2015 'Chapel Block' Syrah, Red Willow Vineyard, Yakima Valley

Item Number: 11186

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Washington
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Yakima Valley
Vineyard Designation: Red Willow Vineyard
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
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."

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 92+ (10/15/2017)

    Inviting aromas of black and blue fruits; not a reductive style of Syrah. Densely packed but youthfully tight, showing a hint of primary black fruit sweetness along with medicinal notes of menthol and wild herbs. Made entirely from a Phelps clone, this wine shows a distinct stony character. Very unevolved but finishes chewy and long, with lovely perfumed black raspberry lift. I'm not sure I would have guessed the vintage of this gently extracted wine. but it's a beauty.
  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 94 (4/5/2018)

    The 2015 Syrah Chapel Block checks in as 100% Syrah that spent 10 months in 47% new French oak. It’s an incredibly classy, elegant wine that offers lots of black raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with notions of crushed flowers, salty minerality, lavender and hints of tapenade. With medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity, ultra-fine tannin, and a great finish, it’s not a blockbuster but has incredible class, balance, and purity, and is a remarkable wine. Tasting Date: 4/5/18 Maturity: 2018-2026
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92 (5/31/2018)

    Densely built yet polished, with expressive blackberry, stony mineral and star anise flavors that build richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2022.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (6/29/2018)

    The 2015 Syrah Chapel Block opens in the glass with an earthy display of rich black fruit, beetroot and creosote. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, chewy and savory, and it carries a considerably payload of tannin and extract. Time will tell whether it has the depth and concentration to stand up to its structure, but I've given it the benefit of the doubt.