Owenroe syrah chapelblock

Syrah, "Chapel Block" 2011

Owen Roe

Sweet fruit aromas of strawberry, chocolate, blueberry and hints of floral rose petal are enhanced with flavors of cherry compote, pie crust, brown sugar and toffee. The palate is lush with a smooth and velvety texture, polished off with fine tannins. Drink now through 2022+.

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Appellation/ava:
Yakima Valley
Vineyard designation:
Red Willow Vineyard
Vintage:
2011
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
35% new French oak (12 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.1
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
665

Reviews

  • "94 points. A smoking effort, the 2011 Syrah Chapel Block offers up beautiful blackberry and raspberry fruit, crushed rock and spice to go with a medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless feel on the palate. Made from 100% Syrah and aged 12 months in 35% new French oak, this layered, pure and balanced 2011 can be consumed anytime over the coming decade." (Wine Advocate)
  • "94 points. Sourced from what is arguably Red Willow’s finest block of Syrah, this is superbly balanced and remarkably concentrated for this cool site from a cool vintage. Cassis fruit is streaked with licorice and mocha, showing plenty of new oak influence without sacrificing depth or fruit. Drink soon or tuck it away for a few more years; either way it’s a gem." (Wine Enthusiast)

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