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The 2010 Dubrul Vineyard is loaded with both black and red currants, espresso, graphite, spice and assorted herb qualities on both the nose and palate. This gives way to a full-bodied, substantial 2010 that has a brilliantly rich texture, good acidity and notable, yet integrated and ripe, tannin. As with the Red Willow Vineyard release, this is a big wine that carries itself beautifully. A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc that 19 months in 15% new French oak, it is reasonably approachable now, but will benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15 years or more of evolution. Drink 2016-2025.
Owen Roe Dubrul Vineyard is a blend of the best of the best grapes of the vintage. Named for the vineyard rather than a grape, it is an example of a new wave of wines named for a vineyard or region.
David attributes the quality of his wines to the grape, and the grape to the terroir of a well managed vineyard. Dubrul Vineyard was revitalized under David's influence and is now considered one of Washington State's top sources for red wine grapes.