OWEN ROE ABBOT'S TABLE CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2005
A blend of 10 different grapes from Oregon/Washington: Cabernet Sauvignon (34.5%), Merlot (17%), Zinfandel (15%), Cabernet Franc (9%), Syrah (7%), Blaufrankish (6%), Sangiovese (4.5%), Pinot Noir (3%), Grenache (3%) and Malbec (1%). The winery is named after Owen Roe, a 17th Century Irish Patriot, who fought for political freedom and equality.
Dark purple color, intense, rich and bold with strawberry and raspberry on the nose. Spicy Plum, black currant and licorice. A bit tightly wound. It is very young and could definitely use some time in the bottle. Straightforward fruit with not a lot of character.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
An OK wine that didn't really impress me much. For around $20 a bottle I think there are better red wine values out there from Washington and Oregon.