2009 Owen Roe, "Slide Mountain Vineyard" Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley

Press and Tasting Notes

One of the finest Owen Roe wines! The Slide Mountain Vineyard is located at the farthest west-end of the Yakima Valley at elevations of over 1500 feet. The wine is ripe and very silky with notes of aromatic cedar and spice. Flavors of berry, green olive and hints of tobacco meld to form a wonderfully complex and complete wine. Limited release.

Varietal

Cabernet Franc, a black-skinned grape, is grown throughout the world with France being the largest grower. It has medium fruit and body with elevated tannins and acids and is usually moderate in alcohol. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is typically blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - most famously on the right bank. In France’s Loire ... Read More »

Region

Oregon

Oregon is recognized as one of the premier wine growing regions in the world.  It is best known for its world-class Pinot Noir, grown predominantly in the Willamette Valley.  There, Pinot Noir tends to take a bit of Burgundy's and California's best attributes:  a bit of the dry, mineral ... Read More »

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