Washington’s diverse, delicious Yakima Valley

By on February 28, 2016

Owen Roe 2014 Abbot’s Table Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $24

owen-roe-abbots-table-2014-bottleDavid O’Reilly continues to grow his program in Washington’s Yakima Valley, and his food-friendly, easy-drinking Abbot’s Table continues to sing as a Zinfandel-based red blend from acclaimed vineyards such as DuBrul, Gunkel, Outlook, Red Willow and Union Gap. The contributions of Zin (46%) and Blaufränkisch (14%) were bumped up for this young wine as Sangiovese (31%) provides the acidity and Malbec adds purple notes. Sweet aromas of ripe strawberry, raspberry and blueberry pick up brown sugar, butterscotch and light toastiness. It’s a smooth, inviting and viscous entry of blueberry jam, strawberry and plum juice that offers mild tannins and ample acidity for a solid structure.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 3,744 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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