Owen Roe 2016 'Rosa Mystica' Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley
Item Number: 12239
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Yakima Valley
Grape(s): Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.1
Case Production: 1015
Fruit Source: Red Willow (65%), Outlook, DuBrul, and Union Gap
Aging: 16 months in French oak barrels
Tasting Notes: This vintage of Cabernet Franc is more opulent than versions past. The beautiful fragrance of Cabernet Franc is redolent of violets, tobacco leaf, and blackberries. A very weighty palate is more associated with riper Cabernet Sauvignon than the more delicate Franc – so this will pair beautifully with richer braised meat dishes.
About the Label: The image on the front label was captured by photographer David K. Brunn. The ancient Drumlane Abbey in County Cavan, Ireland served as a place of refuge for almost one thousand years until it was destroyed by the forces of Oliver Cromwell. Here the great patriot Owen Roe O’Neill sought solace until he too breathed his last, also at the hands of Cromwell in 1649.