Owen Roe 2015 'Chapel Block' Syrah, Red Willow Vineyard, Yakima Valley

Owen Roe 2015 'Chapel Block' Syrah, Red Willow Vineyard, Yakima Valley

Item Number: 11186

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Washington
Sub Region: Columbia Valley
Appellation/AVA: Yakima Valley
Vineyard Designation: Red Willow Vineyard
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Case Production: 400

Aging: 10 months in 47% new oak barrels

Tasting Notes: The Chapel Block Syrah is focused and opulent with a deep violet hue and engaging aromas of wet stone, leather, orange peel and blueberry. The elegant palate is copious with flavors of fig, bramble, cigar box and vibrant acidity. Pair this wine with wild game for optimal enjoyment!


  • Vinous
    Rating: 92+ (10/15/2017)

    Inviting aromas of black and blue fruits; not a reductive style of Syrah. Densely packed but youthfully tight, showing a hint of primary black fruit sweetness along with medicinal notes of menthol and wild herbs. Made entirely from a Phelps clone, this wine shows a distinct stony character. Very unevolved but finishes chewy and long, with lovely perfumed black raspberry lift. I'm not sure I would have guessed the vintage of this gently extracted wine. but it's a beauty.
  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 94 (4/5/2018)

    The 2015 Syrah Chapel Block checks in as 100% Syrah that spent 10 months in 47% new French oak. It’s an incredibly classy, elegant wine that offers lots of black raspberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with notions of crushed flowers, salty minerality, lavender and hints of tapenade. With medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity, ultra-fine tannin, and a great finish, it’s not a blockbuster but has incredible class, balance, and purity, and is a remarkable wine. Tasting Date: 4/5/18 Maturity: 2018-2026
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92 (5/31/2018)

    Densely built yet polished, with expressive blackberry, stony mineral and star anise flavors that build richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2022.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (6/29/2018)

    The 2015 Syrah Chapel Block opens in the glass with an earthy display of rich black fruit, beetroot and creosote. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, chewy and savory, and it carries a considerably payload of tannin and extract. Time will tell whether it has the depth and concentration to stand up to its structure, but I've given it the benefit of the doubt.