Owen Roe Tasting

Great Wine Buys, NE Broadway, Portland OR
Tasted Saturday, April 18, 2009 by RPerro with 1,118 views

Introduction

A free wine tasting by Great Wine Buys, poured by Eric, the director of winemaking for Owen Roe Winery.

Flight 1 - Corvidae Wine Company - The new budget label from Owen Roe, with great QPRs! (3 Notes)

  • 2006 Corvidae Wine Co. Syrah Lenore 90 Points

    USA, Washington, Columbia Valley

    Peppery blackberries, with a touch of blue fruit as well. A tad bitter on the finish. Not as good a showing as the last time I tried this, but it was decanted last time...

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  • 2007 Corvidae Wine Co. Cabernet Franc The Keeper 89 Points

    USA, Washington, Columbia Valley

    Not labeled yet, so will be released in about a month. Mostly Cabernet Franc, with a dollop of Sangiovese to add some acidity. Lots of tobacco notes, with some wood and cassis flavors as well.

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  • 2007 Corvidae Wine Co. Petite Sirah Fable 90 Points

    USA, Washington, Columbia Valley

    Also not labeled yet, and will be available in about a month. This monster was still quite primal, with wild aromas of chocolate and flowers. Some nice earthy raspberry or blackberry flavors, and a touch of dark chocolate on the finish. Quite interesting...a Washington Petite Sirah!

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Flight 2 - Owen Roe Winery - The top-end wines from Owen Roe. (2 Notes)

  • 2007 Owen Roe Cabernet Franc Rosa Mystica 90 Points

    USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley

    I really enjoyed the 2006 vintage of this wine, so I was looking forward to trying the 2007. I was not disappointed! Still showing a bit young, there was lots of ripe berry and some earthy black olives present. Tasty, but I think it deserves some more time.

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  • 2007 Owen Roe Syrah "Lady Rosa" 94 Points

    USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley

    WOW! This was by far the wine of the tasting for me. Damn...I overheard the winery rep stating that the 2 Owen Roe wines had been opened the day before, and allowed to breathe. Maybe that was what made this wine work so well, compared to the last time I had it (Thanksgiving), or maybe it was the additional 6 months in bottle. Whichever, this wine rocked the house! Black as night, huge, coating mouthfeel, and so rich and complex I had to keep smelling and sipping! Violets, blueberry and pepper are all present and accounted for. This is a delicious wine...I may need to pick some up!

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