Owen Roe 2016 'Yakima Valley' Red Bordeaux Blend, Yakima Valley
Item Number: 12301
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Yakima Valley
Grape(s): Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.1
This signature Owen Roe red blend is comprised of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. True to its name, this wine represents the best of these varietals from five Yakima Valley vineyards: DuBrul, Elerding, Outlook, Red Willow and Union Gap.
Aging: This wine matures for 23 months in 40% new French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: This full-bodied Yakima Valley blend displays tremendous aromas of cedar, baking spice, and violets. A profile of blueberry, blackberry, and spice balances smoothly on the palate. Soft tannins linger with hints of pepper. Enjoy now or lay down for 12+ years. This wine will evolve and benefit from patience.
89pts (2017 Vintage) Vinous 12/3/2019
"Pungent yet subdued scents of redcurrant, raspberry, mint, tobacco leaf and herbs. Smooth, subtly sweet and suave in the middle palate, with red fruit and spice flavors accented but not at all overshadowed by tobacco leaf and herbs. This reminded me of a cleaner version of a medium-bodied claret from a lesser Bordeaux appellation. A worthy successor to the very good 2016, which like this wine conveyed an impression of consistent ripeness for a second wine. Very easy to drink, if not especially complex or deep. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins but no hardness."