2009-2011 Owen Roe Red Willow Vineyard 1973 Block Cabernet Sauvignon Mini-Vertical 3pack
How rare is it to have a mini-vertical of 13-15 year-old Washington Cabernet from a top vineyard and winery, cellared at 55 degrees since release? The answer: we know not of another example other than today's offer.
We had such a blast offering the library 2013 Owen Roe Red Willow Cabernet late last year that we're back with more—a lot more. To be precise, a three vintage vertical of Red Willow Vineyard 1973 Block Cab, 2009, 2010, and 2011, straight from the library of Owen Roe founder David O’Reilly.
From a special block of old vines in Red Willow Vineyard, planted in 1973.
Original tasting notes upon release
2011 vintage notes
Owen Roe 1973 Block Red Willow Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is outstanding, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon expressed in a classic, structured form. The 2011 shows the redder side of Cabernet, with base notes of ripe blackberries and accents of cedar, graphite, and sage. I recommend cellaring 3-4 years before diving into the first bottle. - Marcus
2010 vintage notes
Sumptuous and silky textured, structured layers of blackberry and cassis explode in the mouth. Black licorice, bittersweet cocoa, dried flowers, and a hint of eucalyptus adding depth and weight. A 30+ second finish of red plum and cherry, blackberry jam, and woodsmoke adds to its power and breadth. A gorgeous wine, though a bit tightly wound, decant if drinking now. We suggest cellaring for 2-3 years before drinking, and holding for up to 15.