Attention Owen Roe Fans - Your Oregon Wine Concierge Newsletter
Attention Owen Roe fans!
If you’ve imbibed Owen Roe wines before, you’ll likely have vivid memories of luscious wines that deliver a one-two punch of power and personality. In short, they over deliver for the gorgeous packaging that all of their wines are enveloped in and, of course, for the quality of wine in the bottle. (Be sure not to miss the Yakima Red blend offer toward the bottom! The price has never been this low.)
2010 Owen Roe Durant Vineyard Pinot Noir
$42/bottle or $453.60/case with 10% discount
Durant is perched high up in the Dundee Hills, right next door to such luminary properties as Domaine Drouhin & Domaine Serene. Planted in the early seventies, this vineyard’s fruit has been sought after for decades by top Willamette Valley producers.
Espresso notes, toast and cherries dominate the nose. The surprise happens once it hits your mouth; bright fruit and zingy acidity deliver a wonderfully playful experience.
2010 Owen Roe Sinister Hand
$24/bottle or $259.20/case with 10% discount
The name of this wine comes from a dark story for sure, but it isn’t just legend, it really did happen! The abridged version is that two feuding families in the 17th century decided that the first rowing team to reach land would rule. As one team fell behind, a clever member of the crew pulled out his sword, cut off his own hand and threw it to shore. True story! Said land is still in the family.
Now that your attention is piqued, I’ll simply say that this is the best version of Sinister Hand I’ve ever tasted. It is crafted as an ode to the great wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (71% Grenache, 24% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre) and is perfect with slow cooked BBQ, particularly if pork is the meat of choice. The nice tang of acid is key to this wine not being to overbearing. Black currant & grilled bay laurel dance with firm tannins.
2009 Yakima Red Blend
$38/bottle or $410.40/ case with 10% discount
Yakima may not have the buzz or marketing budget of Napa or Walla Walla, but this Washington A.V.A. is widely considered to be one of the world’s best for growing Bordeaux varietals. Over 70% of the fruit used for this wine came from the Red Willow Vineyard, one of the best in the area. Since discovering Owen Roe early on in my tenure at the Ponzi Wine Bar, this has always been at the top of my go-to bottles of bigger style reds. The 2009 does not disappoint, not in the least.
If you’re looking to stock up on a great wine to keep a crowd happy and coming back for more, this is the one for you. The best part is that this bottle normally sells for $42 and we’re offering it to a handful of our best clients (that’s you!) for $38.
As always, feel free to mix and match a case to receive our case discount. We offer 10% off orders of 12 bottles or more, mixed or full cases.
Happy almost summer!