Owen Roe Winery Abbot's Table Sangiovese Blend 2009
A rich yet easy drinking red wine that can be paired with the broadest range of foods. The Zinfandel component pairs beautifully with zesty Italian fare. The Bordeaux varieties scream for hearty beef dishes while the Sangiovese makes the Abbot's Table perfect with lamb and game. Of course the Syrah and Malbec work masterfully with spicy cuisine. Then again the Abbot's Table just tastes great by itself!
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.
The wine itself is a little lighter bodied than I was expecting, but that really does nothing to detract from the overall quality of this wine. The nose is a lovely expression of ripe dark fruit, blackberries, cherries, plum accented by notes of dark chocolate and baking spice. The taste is surprisingly pleasant, with an initial blast of fruit quickly followed by some black licorice and spice notes. Midpalate we have ample fruit and cocoa powder, with a dusty limestone overtone. The finish is very nice, with well structured tannins supporting a long, exceptionally dry finish that seems to last a minute or more. Very nice! See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/08/2009-owen-roe-abbots-table-red-wine.html