2013 Abbot's Table
2013 Abbot's Table
THE HISTORY OF ABBOT’S TABLE
Year after year, this wine sells out in just a few short months and continues to be one of our most sought after wines. This red blend not only represents many of the vineyards that we work with in Washington- the Abbot’s Table is a part of the Owen Roe culture.
Each day, our crew sits down to a casual lunch together and we genuinely enjoy taking this time together to unwind and connect. Every now and then, we invite guests to dine with us and experience our daily routine. This is a nice perk as an employee, but it also brings us all closer together, creating a more personal relationship between employees and visitors.
The Abbot’s Table blend was originally crafted after a similar dining experience of our Founder and Winemaker, David O’Reilly. He had been told as a young man that upon visiting abbeys around the world, monks would offer a place to dine at their table. As an adult, David spontaneously visited an abbey during a vacation to Europe and found himself seated at the Abbot’s table; with whom he shared a home cooked meal and lovely table wine. After a memorable trip, David returned home and created a new blend consisting of 5+ varietals from the Yakima Valley. This blend became Abbot’s Table.
A blend of Zinfandel (41%), Sangiovese (34%), Lemberger (9%), Malbec (11%) and Merlot, this appealing wine suggests plum, currant and red fruit. It's supple in feel with cranberry and raspberry flavors backed by tart acidity.
Reminiscent of the bold Abbot’s Table blends of past vintages, this 2013 bottling is rich and structured. Sweet aromas of baked blueberries, pomegranate, violets, pencil shaving, clove, pepper and Grand Marnier. These sweet aromas give way to a more serious palate brimming with blueberry, white pepper and black tea with lasting tannins.
WINE ENTHUSIAST - 90 points