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Sunday, December 31, 2006

2005 Owen Roe Abbot’s Table

I picked this bottle up a while back for around $25. It’s a red blend with 10 different varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Blaufrankish, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Grenache, and Malbec.

Oak, cedar, alcohol, and black cherries on the nose.

The palate brings black fruit, cherries, lots of oak, a touch of spice, but not much else in terms of depth. Medium tannins but big bodied...I’d drink it again with a hearty stew of some sort.

The finish has a slight bite and some fading blueberry.

It’s alright but the more I drink these kitchen sink blends, the less I enjoy them. Even at a lower price I don’t think I’d revisit this one.

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