Owenroe cabernetsauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, "Red Willow Vineyard" 2008

Owen Roe

Located in the far western end of Yakima Valley, Red Willow Vineyard was first planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in 1973. Mike Sauer and his family have tended this block and additional plantings to the highest level of quality. The fruit from this original planting was harvested in mid-October and yielded intensely flavored fruit with mouth-coating texture and beautifully balanced acidity. Once in the winery, only minimal and traditional handling practices were employed

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Appellation/ava:
Yakima Valley
Vineyard designation:
Red Willow Vineyard
Vintage:
2008
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.2
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
196

Reviews

  • "94 points. Supple and inviting, with ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit coursing through a layer of cedar and sassafras, lingering enticingly against refined tannins. A graceful wine that should reward cellaring. Drink now through 2018. 193 cases made." (Wine Spectator)
  • "93 points. Good full red. Fragrant, highly complex nose combines plum, cocoa powder, minerals, licorice, lavender, eucalyptus and pine nuts. Distinctly dark fruit in character but not at all a blockbuster style of cabernet. In fact, this is downright velvety, with lovely inner-mouth lift and flavor intensity. Finishes long and plummy, with suave tannins. A beauty." (International Wine Cellar)

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