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2014 Pinot Noir

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Pinot Noir
Dundee Hills AVA
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2014 Pinot Noir

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During the economic recession of 2001, and Owen Roe’s first couple vintages as a winery, Washington growers were facing hardship in selling their fruit, come harvest time. At Owen Roe, we wanted to help our farming friends and prevent missing out on such well-tended, beautiful fruit. We were presented with the difficult and costly purchasing of grapes to process, cellar and bottle, waiting several months to recover our costs on the finished wine. 

To overcome this obstacle, we decided to bring back the historical business practice of sharecropping, resulting in the aptly named wine, “Sharecropper ’s.” This partnership meant that Owen Roe would take the fruit, make the wine and once it was sold, share the profits with our growers. This remains an important part of our history and due to the success of this wine; we are now able to pay our growers upfront.

The 2014 Sharecropper’s is a vintage that will surely shock and amaze you. This Pinot Noir exudes bold dark fruit flavors and spice to please every palate. The Willamette Valley benefited from a warm growing season which made for relatively high sugar and phenolic ripeness, as well as an abundant crop. This vintage is a staff favorite; try a bottle tonight with grilled cedar plank salmon and it’s easy to see why.

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Tasting Notes
90 Points - Kens Wine Guide The 2014 Sharecroppers Pinot Noir is unmistakably a New World wine. Although it is from Willamette Valley, is has plenty of indicators that would make you think otherwise. With notes of ripe raspberries, cloves, hints of cinnamon and cherry plums, and a finish that gives way to basil and graphite, the Sharecropper is the answer to California Pinot Noir. The finish has stretched out due to the ample fruit but has just the right amount of acidity to clean off any extra sweetness that this wine may carry. Overall, this is a consumer's Pinot Noir that can be enjoyed either on its own or paired with a nice blue cheese, aged cheddar, with bacon burger. - Nicolay