Owenroe cabfranc rosamystica

Cabernet Franc, "Rosa Mystica" 2015

Owen Roe

This is tasting great now, but will continue to shine for many years in the cellar. An uplifting nose is bursting with aromas of strawberry, green pepper, cocoa powder and spice. The palate is very soft and textural with dried fruit notes, subtle hints of oak and vanilla. The dried fruit notes linger with hints of baking spices, velvety mouthfeel and firm tannins. Drink now through 2027+.

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Appellation/ava:
Yakima Valley AVA
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Cabernet Franc
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Aging:
French oak barrels (16 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.1
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "92 points. This outstanding Cabernet Franc is sourced from several vineyard sites in the Yakima Valley. Needing an hour in the decanter to settle, the wine slowly reveals aromas of red bell pepper, red cherry, crushed mint and allspice aromatics. The silky texture coats the mid-palate. The weight is lovely, as the wine showcases red and dark fruit flavors woven into herbal elements and a touch of milk chocolate. Enjoy this beautiful Cabernet Franc over the course of the next decade. (Best 2017-2027)." (International Wine Report)
  • "90 points. This wine's soil, black cherry, herb and spice aromas are followed by elegantly styled fruit flavors that show pretty balance. Despite the warmth of the vintage, this one is all about elegance." (Wine Enthusiast)

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