Owen Roe Ex Umbris Syrah 2017 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Owen Roe Ex Umbris Syrah 2017
SKU: 13932

Owen Roe Ex Umbris Syrah 2017

  • jd91
  • v90+


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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Yakima Valley
Brand Owen Roe
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
Wow, what a beauty! This 2017 Syrah shows deep purple hues in the glass and mouthwatering aromas of candied sugarplum and fresh red raspberry swirl throughout. The slight slate and vanilla notes are interlaced with juicy flavors of blackberry jam, Bing cherry compote and subtle hints of cocoa nib. A mouthcoating Syrah from another hot summer in the Yakima Valley has our crew asking for more! This is a delicious full-bodied, yet elegantly structured Syrah that is enjoyable now. For cellaring time, we suggest drinking now through 2025.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd91

This wine is a perennial value. The 2017 Syrah Ex Umbris, a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre, brought up in neutral oak, gives up terrific amounts of smoky black and blue fruits, ground pepper, bouquet garni, and bacon fat. It's rounded, plush, and straight-up delicious.

April 10, 2019
  • v90+

Bright ruby-red. Very fresh scents of blackberry, white pepper, licorice and violet. A juicy, brisk, very pretty style of Syrah with terrific floral lift to its penetrating dark raspberry and spice flavors. Focused but quite tight and backward, showing no easy sweetness. Finishes with suave, fine-grained tannins and lovely sneaky length. David O'Reilly told me he's shipping this wine this year but that it really needs another year of cellaring. I'd give it two to show its underlying density of material, at which point it may well merit a higher rating.

Stephen Tanzer, November 2018