Owen Roe Yakima Red Blend 2016
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Black raspberry, currants and dark plums all waft from the glass of the 2016 Yakima Valley Red Wine, effortlessly giving up soft herbal tones, floral aromas and subtle spice notes. Medium-bodied on the palate, the wine shows a good focus that is slightly rustic, with textured dark fruits and a dusty rockiness on the mid-palate, finishing long with lingering tannins. 2,467 cases produced.
Jerry Owen, on the the vineyard side, and David O'Reilly, who makes the wine, have formed Owen Roe with a simple purpose: to produce excellent wines from grapes grown and cultivated in the best vineyards in the Pacific Northwest. We have selected top quality grapes from vineyards chosen because they are in areas that ripen fruit fully, and the fruit has excellent acidity and ph balance. These vineyards are in the Willamette, Mid-Columbia, Yakima, and Walla Walla valleys. Each vineyard is contracted by the acre, with strict controls on yields and vine development. The same high principles are found in the winery. We allow only minimal handling, racking by gravity, and excellent cooperage. From the fruit to the bottle, cork, and label, Owen Roe aims for the very best.
Each of the sites we work with are tendered by true craftsmen of the viticultural trade. The principle of good earth stewardship is very important to everyone we work with, so no herbicides or pesticides are used in our vineyards.