Owen Roe 2017 'Ex Umbris' Syrah, Yakima Valley
Item Number: 12054
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Yakima Valley
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.1
Vineyard Sources: DuBrul, Outlook, Red Willow, and Union Gap
Vinification: Ex Umbris matured for 8 months in neutral French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: This 2017 Ex Umbris Syrah shows deep purple hues in the glass and mouthwatering aromas of candied plum and fresh raspberry. The slight slate and vanilla notes are interlaced with juicy flavors of blackberry jam, Bing cherry compote and subtle hints of cocoa nib. This is a deliciously full-bodied, yet elegantly structured Syrah that is enjoyable now. For cellaring time, we suggest drinking now through 2025.
About the Wine: This wine was introduced as a one-time bottling in 2002 after a wild fire struck the vineyard’s surrounding hillsides. The residual ash and smoke resonated in the Syrah grapes, creating a very memorable wine. Year after year, Owen Roe has produced a Syrah to keep the story alive. Enjoy this bold Syrah comprised from several exceptional vineyards in the Yakima Valleys.