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2009 Owen Roe Yakima Valley Red

ITEM 7984231 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I7989479 1 $25 Oct 31, 2021
I7984227 1 $25 Oct 24, 2021
I7904232 2 $25 Jul 25, 2021
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RATINGS

91Wine Enthusiast

... shows ripe fruit scents of raisin and prune, offset with baking spices and plenty of chocolate and espresso. Full-throttle, smooth and concentrated, it’s a big, concentrated, somewhat in-your face-effort, but delicious all the way...

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.