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Owen Roe' s Finest-Ever Reds, Pinot Noir, Apex-Buy Bordeaux & more!!

$16.99 BTL./$203.88 CASE

Château Peyrou is within the boundaries of the Bordeaux region formerly known as Côtes-de-Castillon. Now classified as Côtes-de-Bordeaux Castillon, this estate is owned by St-Émilion goddess, Château Gaillard's Catherine Nouvel-Papon and a mere small roadway separates her vines from those of that famed appellation. From the younger vines (40 years) on this property, the Colombe de Peyrou is aged without the utilization of any new barrels. The 2010 is absolute essence of over-achieving Right Bank Bordeaux and like the rest of France, these regions reached astronomical heights with quality.

Aromatic nose of dark cherries, red plum, raspberry, roasted earth, cocoa, cedar and sweet herbs that transfer seamlessly onto a palate that is redolent of ripe red and blue berry fruit; chewy, full and dense, yet with silky-structured tannins. Very long and polished finish with spiced chocolate and cedar tones lingering. Scrumdidliumptous right now with but it will grow and continue to delight through 2017.

$23.99 BTL./$287.88 CASE

Yet another 2011 Pinot that has impressed me. Then again, Jay Somers and team consistently accomplishes this with their flavorful Pinots. Instantaneously classy, this Pinot truly is exactly what Pinot should be: tender, aromatic, graceful, mouthfilling without ever becoming heavy and possessing loads of silk.

A true to form Willamette Valley "village" wine, Pinot fruit from 4 appellations (Yamhill-Carlton, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity and Chehalem Mountain) are blended into this cuvee. Beautiful combo of red berry, violet, sage, lavender and spicy earth flow nicely from the alluring aromatics into the smooth, gliding texture. Sensuous throughout this wine will be lovable over the next 4-5 years.

$12.99 BTL./$155.88 CASE

There is something about equating great soul music artists with the great wine artists. Cristina Geminiani would undoubtedly be the Gladys Knight of female Italian winemakers. Not only does she produce wines of great range, she also is somewhat of a gambler, too. When it's all said and done, Cristina's wines are some of the boot's true hidden gems. In Italy these wines get snapped up quickly, but here in the States, her brilliant wines are incognito, just waiting to be discovered. Pound for pound, this offering and the remainder of her range, are some of the most stunning values in the world.

When I tasted this recently, I commented in my notes that it is a meat and potatoes red and in Italian terms, meaning a meat and potato filled gnocchi wine! Savory and spicy with warm, bright, classy, sneaky-powerful Sangiovese character of red cherry along with some hearty spice and an a pleasantly intriguing and elusive rosemary undertone. Drink this BEST BUY over the next 18-24 months, and really, have it with meat, potatoes and pasta.

$13.99 BTL./$167.88 CASE

While the rest of the Southern Hemisphere's wine regions are relatively young, grapes have been grown in South Africa for over 160 years. Sadly, too many of this nation's fine wines are lumped into the Chilean "cheap overcropped wine that'll get you a buzz" category or the inevitably overblown expensive Barossa experience and then tend to be ignored. Kanonkop's Kadette Blend is ultra-delicious.

41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Pinotage, 9% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, this is a different kind of red wine experience. A full-bodied pepper-pot of a wine, plenty of wild strawberry, herbs, rose petal and mineral tones penetrate the nose and the assertive palate. Extensive, complex and flavorful, this wine pairs nicely with roasted meats, especially game. Not all South African wines at this quality are 14 bucks, many are a bit more spendy, take advantage!

$15.99 BTL./$191.88 CASE

It's hard work. If you think that Oregonians have a tough go with an average of about 35 inches of rain a year, try telling that to a producer in the Northwestern Spain's Rias Baixes Denominacion, he or she would love to grow grapes in our climate! Truth be told, wine lovers shouldn't look at it in a negative way, the cool climate as well as 60+ inches of rain a year allow the thick-skinned albariño grape to thrive and to be the culprit that is the result of one of Spain's most joyful white wines.

Persistent aromas of grapefruit and orange, an underlay of perfumed rocks, along with hints of herbs and subtle spice careen from the glass. Broad and relaxed in the mouth with fleshy tangerine and pear notes filling out with crisp, lemony vibrancy. The finish is lingering, fruit filled and livewire, calling you back for another glass. Have it with just about any sea critter.


Owen Roe's David O'Reilly has never been one to sit still and let success run to his head. Always motivated to keep on improving his style and craft it's just like Willie Wonka said, "you must never ever doubt what you are not really sure about", hence the creation of these 3 single vineyard, virtual NW Grand Cru blends from the Yakima Valley that after tasting a few weeks back, are utterly outstanding. All of these wines are very limited and undoubtedly the finest wines that I have ever seen emerge from these cellars of which we've been featuring since day one of their inception.


$74.99 BTL./$899.88 CASE

Red Willow Vineyard is one of the most hallowed vineyards in Washington. The scion material here was planted in 1973 and these vines are some of the oldest in all of Washington. Throughout its history, these prized, precious grapes have been the source of some of the state's most memorable and ageworthy wines. 2010 is turning into a superb, extremely special vintage for Washington, one that is very cellar-worthy. 60% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is the epitome of abundance. Decadently aromatic with brilliant tones of blackberry as well as engaging mineral tones that are shrouded nicely by harmonious tones of nutmeg, coriander and tobacco that come from well-balanced use of French oak, none of which is new! In the mouth the wine shows beautiful range and refinement with caressing fruit that spreads out like a peacock's tail. Don't be deceived, this is a wine that ages impeccably especially indicated on its impressive, but tightly packed finish. Hold this until 2016 and drink through 2027.


$74.99 BTL./$899.88 CASE

A single vineyard, also from Yakima, DuBrul is a steep, rocky site that Owen Roe has utilized for almost 15 years. The grandness in these three wines are the absolute differences in the sites and they all show their distinct personalities. The DuBrul Blend is 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc and with only 15% being aged in new French oak, the rest in older barrels. Wines coming from DuBrul Vineyard always offer up impressive body and backbone and this 2010 follows suit. Obviously youthful, this blend boasts layered cassis, cedarbox, blueberry, dusty earth and hints of lilies and licorice aspects that are very primary. This wine will require a bit of patience because the richness of fruit is very compact now and supported by broad structure. The finish is packed with superb material, palate-staining depth and a ton of persistence. Drink 2016 – 2027+.


$74.99 BTL./$899.88 CASE

The third Yakima Valley site in the line-up, Union Gap Vineyard is the newest addition to the Owen Roe portfolio and whose soils dominated by gravelly loam. Like DuBrul,Union Gap has no shortage of steepness and the resulting wine is mighty magnificent indeed. 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot & 5% Malbec, and like its brethren is aged with limited use of new oak (15%). The darkest and most cushiony of the lot, this wine offers up almost ambrosial qualities. Silky, bold and finesseful are three words that come to mind over and over again upon tasting this red. Fruit-driven and youthful with candied violet, red and black aromas wrapped around complex and intriguing notes of rock dust, coffee, cinnamon, allspice and chocolate licorice. Dense and lavish in the mouth with plenty of power and decadence yet maintains beautiful harmony. Alluring and quite tempting now but finishes hearty, perfumed and very broad telling us that this beautifully made red will gain complexity over the next 15 years.