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2015 Owen Roe Chapel Block Red Willow Vineyard Syrah

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8014125 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
steepnde… $30 $30
jaysl $30 $0
trefu $26 $0
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8014125 1 $30 Dec 5, 2021
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RATINGS

94Jeb Dunnuck

...incredibly classy, elegant wine that offers lots of black raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with notions of crushed flowers, salty minerality, lavender and hints of tapenade. With medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity, ultra-fine tannin, and a great finish...incredible class, balance, and purity, and is a remarkable wine.

92Wine Spectator

Densely built yet polished, with expressive blackberry, stony mineral and star anise flavors that build richness toward refined tannins.

92+ Stephen Tanzer

... Inviting aromas of black and blue fruits... Densely packed...showing a hint of primary black fruit sweetness along with medicinal notes of menthol and wild herbs...shows a distinct stony character...finishes chewy and long, with lovely perfumed black raspberry lift...it's a beauty.

91James Suckling

Sliced grilled meat with dark berries and hints of leather on the nose. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Shows restraint for the vintage.

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, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.