Spicy aromas of jalapeno and cassis lead to flavors of plum, blackberry, olive, and brioche. The mouthfeel is balanced with bright acidity, tart-berry fruit notes, and firm tannins. Owen Roe recommends opening this wine now and enjoying it at a young age, however, this will age well for four to six years when properly cellared.
Cellared & bottled by Owen Roe. 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, they wanted to help their farming friends and prevent missing out on such well-tended, beautiful fruit. They were presented with the difficult and costly purchasing of grapes to process, cellar, bottle, and waiting several months to recover their costs on the finished wine. To overcome this obstacle, Owen Roe decided to bring back the historical business practice of sharecropping, resulting in the aptly named wine, "Sharecropper's." This partnership meant that they would take the fruit, make the wine, and once it was sold, share the profits with their growers. This remains an important part of Owen Roe's history and due to the success of this wine; they are now able to pay their growers upfront.