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Owen Roe 2012 Great Values

 

Owen Roe WineryOwen Roe has got to be excited for people to try their 2012 wines. They’re filled with everything that made so many of our customers fall in love with Owen Roe nearly a decade ago. Ready to drink, gushing with flavor, great value.

Owen Roe Sharecropper’s Pinot noir 2012
$17.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($19.95)
This is a whole lot o’ Pinot for $20, and reminds me of the early Sharecropper’s Pinots: packed with juicy, ripe berry flavors, ready to drink today. If you’ve not heard about Oregon’s 2012 vintage, you soon will – we’re sitting on some fantastic juice, and it’s not a shy vintage. A little “bigger” and fruitier, the 2012 Sharecropper’s is a head-turner, as I think many of Oregon’s 2012s will be. – Marcus

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Sharecropper’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$13.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($14.95)
The best Sharecropper’s Cab in several vintages opens with spicy, buttery aromas. Cassis and cracked pepper give way to plum and red berry, with lively tannins adding interest. A solid bottle of Cab for under $15. – Marcus

Owen Roe Sinister Hand 2012
$21.55 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($23.95)
Always a delicious meeting of Southern Rhone varietals and Northwest-style winemaking, the 2012 Sinister Hand delivers a black and blue fruited delight that is ready to drink but is hankering for some cool autumn evenings.  The nose is an enticing combination of blueberries and rhubarb pie.  Blackberries take over on the finish which has just the right touch of grip.
70% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault – Andy

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Chardonnay Columbia Valley 2012

$17.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($19.95)
This is a lovely, crowd-pleasing Chardonnay, filled with lemon cream and fresh pineapple. It’s fresh, bright character would pair well with lemon and herb grilled chicken. A very nice value. – Marcus

And A Couple For the Cellar:

Wine Advocate 93 Points
Wine Spectator 93 Points
Owen Roe Dubrul Vineyard 2010
$76.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($84.95)
The 2010 Dubrul Vineyard is loaded with both black and red currants, espresso, graphite, spice and assorted herb qualities on both the nose and palate. This gives way to a full-bodied, substantial 2010 that has a brilliantly rich texture, good acidity and notable, yet integrated and ripe, tannin. As with the Red Willow Vineyard release, this is a big wine that carries itself beautifully. A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc that 19 months in 15% new French oak, it is reasonably approachable now, but will benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15 years or more of evolution. Drink 2016-2025. – Wine Advocate

Owen Roe Union Gap 2010Wine Spectator 93 Points
Owen Roe Union Gap 2010
$76.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($84.95)
Nubby tannins wrap around an expressive core of blueberry, coffee and subtle spice flavors, gliding smoothly onto a long and enticing finish. Shows intensity, depth and balance. 40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. Best from 2014 through 2020. – Wine Spectator

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