From the Vine

SPOTLIGHT: 2015 Owen Roe “Rosa Mystica” Cabernet Franc Yakima Valley, WA *7R*

Pacific Northwest reds aren’t a trend anymore – they’re a force that’s here to stay. Once considered an interesting departure from Napa, the wines from Washington and Oregon now claim their rightful spot alongside those from California. This is in large part due to the amazing wines of Owen Roe.


All of the Owen Roe wines are made with incredible care and minimal intervention. The grapes are grown on carefully chosen plots, hand harvested, and fermented in small lots before blending. The “Rosa Mystica” is a blend of grapes from four different Cabernet Franc vineyards, each imparting its own special magic on the final wine.

The nose of this wine is bursting with fresh strawberry and Cabernet Franc’s signature green pepper. On the palate, this wine turns warm and toasty, with vanilla and baking spice notes combining with dried fruit flavors. Cabernet Franc was relegated to a blending grape for so long – the Rosa Mystica shows how it can shine on its own. Drink this wine now and throw a few in your cellar or wine fridge to see how it ages over the coming years. At just under $30 this is an investment worth making!

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