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2004 Owen Roe Rosa Mystica Block Cabernet Franc

ITEM 7983413 - Removed from subterranean passive storage; Obtained by inheritance; Consignor is second owner

Bidder Amount Total
jualv $25 $25
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I7983413 1 $25 Oct 24, 2021
I7969137 1 $30 Oct 3, 2021
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RATINGS

91Wine Spectator

Velvety, round and beautifully focused on its blueberry, currant and plum fruit, the finish picking up lovely grace notes of white pepper and distinctly floral character. The finish sails on against superfine tannins.

PRODUCER

Owen Roe

Owen Roe is an Oregon producer owned by David and Angelica O’Reilly and other investors. Though based in St. Paul, Oregon, Owen Roe sources grapes from Washington and Oregon. The estate produces Pinot Noir and a variety of reds and blends. It also makes a few white wines, usually Chardonnay and Riesling.

REGION

United States, Washington, Yakima Valley

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Franc

This is a parent grape to Cabernet Sauvignon. It most likely originates from Basque country. It is an excellent blending grape, known for making the exquisite Cheval-Blanc. Franc is a little hardier on a vine than Sauvignon, but drinks smoothly at the table.