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Owen Roe Yakima Red 2014

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Billowing with dark red berries, black cherries, and a beautiful bottom note of sweet black plum, it sings through the finish with cedar, spice, and caramel. Classic Yakima Red, this velvety smooth number is good to go at release and will age gracefully for 6 to 10 years. 51% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

For David O'Reilly, this is the look, flavor, and feel of Owen Roe in Yakima Valley. The label image is of Drumlane Abbey in County Cavan, Ireland, which has immense resonance with David and his family history.

2013 vintage notes

When we learned about the return of Yakima Red, we had to sit down with winemaker David O'Reilly to learn more. at right, Andy, Marcus, and David O'Reilly

"After my last bottling of the 2012 Yakima Valley Red Wine I decided to discontinue this popular wine. My idea was to consolidate the hugely popular Yakima Red and Rosa Mystica Cabernet Franc to craft an uber Right Bank Bordeaux blend heavily influenced by Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a different name and label. 

This 2013 Yakima Valley Red Wine is that wine -- I'm ecstatic with both it's Bordeaux-esque qualities and new-world brightness. 

I hope that you enjoy the New/Old Yakima Red Wine -- it is precisely the look, flavor, and feel of Owen Roe in Yakima Valley."

The New/Old Name

"Its name couldn't be more basic -- it is a Yakima Valley Red Wine. Since this label was used by me since the first bottling in 2000 I decided to use the same package. The image of Drumlane Abbey in County Cavan, Ireland has such resonance with me and my family history that I had to continue with the old label. As a child in this picturesque area, I would drive the tractor towing a wagon with the grown-ups throwing the large heavy hay bales on the back. These villages were united by Owen Roe O'Neil in the Irish Confederacy against the injustice of Oliver Cromwell and the English Puritans bent on colonizing the rich countryside with their followers. The rebellion was eventually quelled but the fight for independence never left and finally we gained our Independence almost 100 years ago."



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