Here at Healthy Living Market, Owen Roe has long been one of our favorite domestic wine producers. The wines, which hail from the Pacific Northwest, always provide exceptional quality for the price. For fifteen years they have been producing beautifully balanced wines from some of the most prized sites in Washington and Oregon. Their philosophy of low intervention, minimal processing, and hand harvesting, results in wines that are both elegant and expressive of the terroir from which they come.
Under the Owen Roe umbrella, there are several distinct labels; Owen Roe, Sharecropper’s, Corvidae, and O’Reilly’s. This means they are able to offer a wide variety of wines at different price points. Currently, we proudly carry O’Reilly’s Pinot Noir, Sharecropper’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, Corvidae Rook (Merlot based blend), Owen Roe Yakima red (a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon), Ex Umbris Syrah, Sinister Hand (Grenache based blend), and Abbot’s Table (Zinfandel and Sangiovese based blend).
The fruit for O’Reilly’s Pinot Noir is sourced from the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The wine is fresh and light, with bright cherry and raspberry flavors. O’Reilly’s is a great food wine, especially with salmon or mushroom dishes. The Sharecropper’s Pinot Noir is darker and richer on the palate, showing notes of baking spice and vanilla, along side the cherry and marionberry fruit. The Sharecropper’s Cabernet Sauvignon showcases fruit from the Columbia Valley of Washington. It is classic Washington State Cabernet, offering flavors of cassis, plum, and black olive. The fruit for the Rook comes from Columbia Valley and Yakima Valley Washington. The wine is soft and plush, with red and black fruit flavors. Owen Roe’s Yakima red is a beautiful Bordeaux style wine showing both power and finesse. Aromas of blueberries and violets are reinforced on the palate, along with a dark chocolate note. The Ex Umbris is an inky, bold wine featuring dark berry flavors wrapped in a silky texture. Sinister hand is Rhone style blend with complex flavors of currants, raspberry, mint, and black pepper. Abbot’s Table is a unique, richly structured blend. Spicy, floral, and dark berry flavors mingle harmoniously on the palate.
Come by today, and let our knowledgeable wine staff help you find an Owen Roe wine that fits your palate and your budget.