Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Owen Roe Abbott's Table Red Blend 2008

Owen Roe 'Abbott's Table' Red Wine Blend 2008

 For a gorgeous waning summer evening on the patio we grilled steaks and opened a Columbia Valley Red Wine Blend. We've written about Orin Swift the last couple weeks, and the confusion with a similarly named and branded Owen Roe. Tonight we opened Owen Roe "Abbot's Table" Columbia Valley Red Blend.

Owen Roe "Abbot's Table" Columbia Valley Red Blend 2008
The 2008 vintage in Washington was cool and long, creating some classic wines including this Owen Roe's Abbot's Table, a melange-blend of Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot, Cab Franc, Blaufrankish and Malbec. Talk about a chaotic or schizophrenic blend of grape varietals!

Dark garnet colored, medium bodied, a cacophony of  flavors that defies description, dark cherry, plum and red fruits with moderate tannins and ample acidity. This is a dinner table wine priced for every day drinking, what we might call a pizza wine. It was inadequate for our grilled steak, lacking complexity despite its plethora of varietals.

RM 85 points.