Owen Roe 2016 'Sharecropper's' Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
Item Number: 12000
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Columbia Valley
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 13.9
Tasting Notes: Everyone’s favorite go-to weeknight Cabernet shines in 2016. Bright aromas of blackberry, candied fruit, vanilla, and brown sugar leads to a more savory palate of pomegranate, green pepper, and oil cured olives. This Cabernet finishes with bright acidity and lingering tannins. Enjoy now it now or in a few years with some age.
The Story: During the economic recession of 2001, and Owen Roe’s first couple vintages as a winery, Washington growers were facing hardship in selling their fruit. Owen Roe wanted to help their farming friends and prevent missing out on such well-tended, beautiful fruit. They were also presented with the difficult and costly purchasing of grapes to process, cellar, and bottle, waiting several months to recover their costs on the finished wine. To overcome this obstacle, they decided to bring back the historical business practice of sharecropping, resulting in the aptly named wine, "Sharecropper’s." This partnership meant that Owen Roe would take the fruit, make the wine and once it was sold, share the profits with the growers. This remains an important part of Owen Roe's history, and due to the success of this wine, they are now able to pay their growers upfront.