Owen Roe Red Blend Abbot's Table 2010
David O'Reilly, our founder and winemaker, once heard of the generosity offered in many monasteries and was told that upon visiting, anywhere in the world, monks would offer weary travelers a place to dine at their table. He tried this out during a European vacation and found himself seated at the Abbot's Table, drinking delicious wine and sharing stories of his travels over a home-cooked meal. Shortly after he returned from this memorable trip, David created a new wine, blending bold and juicy flavors together from Yakima Valley fruit. In honor of the hospitality and warmth he experienced while visiting with the monks, he named this blend the Abbot's Table. In 2010, we had an unusually cool growing season, which led to a late harvest and lengthy hang-times in the vineyard. Always a favorite, this vintage is just as unique as all the ones before it! The 2010 Abbot's Table is rich and plush, with rich, dark- fruit flavors of blueberry, wild cherries, plum and black currants and is interlaced with notes of tobacco, cinnamon and savory spices.
Since our first vintage in 1999, Owen Roe winery has been working to produce exceptional, hand crafted wines. We are especially committed to the low vigor hillside vineyards of Yakima Valley Washington. These vineyards yield fruit with low pH and high acidity, both harbingers of age-able wines.
Introduced at a restaurant to Owen Roe Sharecroppers which was high above any expectations that I may have had. I received the Owen Roe Abbots Table blend as a gift. Opening it with anticipation I was met with an aroma of berry and roast beef with a slight peppery smell. Taste was deeper than a coin splash sound from Grandmas Wishing well. Smooth blend with tastes of berry, pepper, beef, smoke and herb. Tannins blended well with the acids but prevailed with that palate tickle that I love so well. As for the finish of this execellent wine, it's not done yet, still finishing. I don't pass 4 glass ratings around very much, Yum and dammit, pour me another.