Owen Roe “Rosa Mystica” 2018 Cabernet Franc Yakima Valley
This Washington Cabernet Franc has nuanced notes of barrel spice, dark chocolate, black cherry, and a balance palate of firm tannins and soft, layered fruit flavors.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Yakima Valley
SUBREGION: Columbia Valley
VINEYARDS: DuBrul, Outlook, Red Willow, Union Gap
GRAPES: Cabernet Franc
PRACTICE: Organic, sustainable
VINIFICATION: 17 months in French oak
COLOR: Deep ruby
BODY: Medium to Full (7-8)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Vanilla, black cherry, leather, caramel
FLAVOR: Firm tannins fading into subtle chocolate, fig, tobacco; lingering dark fruit finish, velvety texture
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
Food pairings may include roasted duck, venison, lamb, beef stew, meatballs in tomato sauce, or rich black beluga lentils.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Established in 1999, the emphasis towards Northwest wines has evolved to showcase the unique terroir within the prestigious grape growing regions of the Yakima and Willamette Valleys. Co-founders David & Angelica O’Reilly have a passion and history dedicated to fine wines, and together they have crafted a diversified portfolio that has been recognized globally by critics, wine writers and consumers.
ABOUT THE LABEL:
The image on the front label was captured by photographer David K. Brunn. The ancient Drumlane Abbey in County Cavan, Ireland served as a place of refuge for almost one thousand years until it was destroyed by the forces of Oliver Cromwell. Here the great pa’triot Owen Roe O'Neill sought solace until he too breathed his last, also at the hands of Cromwell in 1649.