Owenroe cab dubrul

Cabernet Sauvignon, "DuBrul" 2008

Owen Roe

Hugh and Kathy Shiels planted DuBrul Vineyard and meticulously maintain their hilltop vines in the Yakima Valley of Washington. The depth of flavor and concentration are unlike any that we have come across in the West Coast due to the growing area, severity of pruning, and minuscule yields. The fruit was picked in mid-October when taste alone determined it was ripe. Once in the winery, only minimal and traditional handling practices were employed.

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Appellation/ava:
Yakima Valley
Vineyard designation:
DuBrul Vineyard
Vintage:
2008
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
15.2
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
270

Reviews

  • "92 points. Focused, sturdy and distinctive for its floral overtones and a hint of green herbs around a vibrant core of red berries and cherry. Has intensity and impeccable balance. Best from 2013 through 2018. 258 cases made." (Wine Spectator)
  • "91 points. Bright ruby-red. Superripe aromas of fruitcake, smoke and sesame oil. Very sweet, fat and velvety, with brooding dark fruit flavors currently a bit muted by the wine's elevated alcohol. This big boy is most impressive today on the lush, sweet, very long finish, which features even tannins." (International Wine Cellar)

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