Owen Roe Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||United States, Washington, Yakima Valley|
Checking in as 100% Cabernet aged 20 months in 14% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley offers uber-ripe notes of crème de cassis, blackberry liqueur, melted licorice, chocolate, and graphite. While it puts its foot firmly on the ripeness pedal, it holds it together and is full-bodied, has a fruit loaded, opulent style, ripe tannins, and a great finish.
The aromas enchant, with notes of fresh herb, flower, blackberry and cherry, showing a lovely sense of purity and delineation. Far from a big bruiser, the palate brings a compelling sense of elegance and restraint, with cranberry flavors and firm tannins backing it up.