Owen Roe Rosa Mystica Cabernet Franc 2017
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|Region||United States, Washington, Yakima Valley|
The 2017 is tasting great now but will continue to shine for many years in the cellar. An uplifting nose is bursting with aromas of strawberry, cocoa powder and spice. The palate is very soft and textural with dried fruit notes and subtle hints of oak and vanilla. The dried fruit notes linger with hints of baking spices, velvety mouth-feel and firm tannins. Drink now through 2029+. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels.
Bright, deep ruby-red. Medicinal but subtle and inviting aromas of blackcurrant, crushed blueberry, violet and licorice. Still a bit reduced and reserved on the palate, but the cassis and huckleberry flavors show good texture and an attractive restrained sweetness. Finishes with a broad dusting of tannins, an element of medicinal reserve, and slowly rising dark fruit flavors. A superb value. (14.1% alcohol)
Tightly wound, with expressive cherry and blueberry flavors, accented by lead pencil and tea details and building toward broad-shouldered tannins. Best after 2019. 1,197 cases made.