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Wines of the Week!
Owen Roe favorites available at our lowest prices all year!
2014 Ex Umbria Syrah
The Umbris was introduced as a one-time bottling in 2002 after a wild fire struck the vineyards surrounding hillsides. The residual ash and smoke resonated in the Syrah grapes, creating a very memorable wine. Over a decade later the Ex Umbris is Owen Roe's most loved Syrah. Aromas of fresh red plums, menthol, sarsaparilla and leather lead to a silky palate brimming with ripe plums, blackberry cola and clove. Soft tannins linger on the finish.
2014 Sharecroppers Cabernet Sauvignon
Everyone's favorite go-to weeknight Cab does not disappoint in 2014. Sweet 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. We recommend opening this wine now and enjoying it at a young age, however, this will age well for 4-6 years when properly cellared.
2013 Yakima Red
After barrel aging and bottling, it became readily apparent that 2013 was an exceptional vintage for Bordeaux varietals. The massive ripe flavors are beautifully balanced with nice acidity and gorgeous aromas. The initial aromatics show bright Cabernet Franc spice notes of cinnamon, anise and pink peppercorn. A blast of pretty plum fruit and firm tannins boasts a well-rounded mouthfeel with hints of subtle oak toast and dusty earth. This is a vintage that will improve for over a decade, or possibly even two, with cool cellaring. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels.
2015 Abbot's Table Red Blend
Reminiscent of the Abbot's Table blends of past vintages, this 2014 bottling is rich and structured. Sweet aromas of red plums, cherry cordial and a slight floral characteristic. These sweet aromas give way to a more serious palate brimming with ripe Bing cherries, cinnamon and clove with a lingering mocha finish. The 2014 Abbot's is beautifully structured with bright acidity and fine mouth-coating tannins. 46% Zinfandel, 31% Sangiovese, 14% Blaufrankish, and 9% Malbec.
2014 Rosa Mystica Cab Franc
Once in the winery, only minimal and traditional handling practices were employed to gently coax characteristics that are expressive of this fragrant and complex varietal. Aromas of dark plum and rich floral notes are enhanced with a mouthful of classic Cabernet Franc tannins, black pepper and licorice notes. A lovely mid-palate of candied fruit and blackberry preserves finishes with gripping acidity; a sign of great potential for cellaring over the next decade and beyond.
2015 Sinister Hand Red Blend
This generous fusion of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsaut is easily approachable while displaying undeniable complexity. The Grenache portion of the blend contributes cranberry and raspberry candied fruit notes, while the Syrah fragment delivers darker fruits and savory characteristics. Mourvedre enhances the structure and richness of the body and provides delicate aromas of violets.