The beautiful bottle of Ovide red wine. A white capsule on a black bottle. The label is white with painted grapes like a 9 pin bowling pin setup. "Roma. River Rock Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, 2017"

2017 K Ovide Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah

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“For My Father–Robert Ovide”

Also Available in 1.5L Magnum Bottles, While Supplies Last

Scores and Tasting Notes

Dark, earthy flavor abounds. Seamless in texture. Mocha, currant, tree bark, cigar ash and olive. Concentrated and yet elegant. Full, rich, OVIDE! – Winemaker Charles Smith

95 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

“The ruby/plum-hued 2017 Ovid is another Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blend, yet this comes all from Jack’s Vineyard. It’s a smaller production cuvée compared to the Roma and offers medium to full-bodied notes of tobacco, loamy earth, new leather, hoisin sauce, and spice box. It shows its Rocks origin aromatically and has a plush, seamless texture, great tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It’s ripe and sexy, yet also stays clean and beautifully balanced. Drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years.”

93 Points – James Suckling

“A blend of 80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% syrah that delivers lots of richness and decadence with dried-meat, plum and green-olive character. It’s full-bodied and flavorful at the end. Drink now.”

92 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2016)

“A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Syrah, the 2016 Ovide Jack’s Vineyard begins with an open-knit expression on the nose, with black fruits laden with subtle spices and hints of mocha. Full-bodied, the palate is rich and robust, with a firm structure and melting savory tones, finishing with black fruit and wet river rocks.”

Vineyard – Jack's

Walla Walla Valley, Washington State Red Wine
(80% Cabernet Saugignon, 20% Syrah; 14.0% Alcohol)
Stony, ancient riverbed, located on the floor of the Walla Walla Valley. Very cobbly, Freewater, loam-cobbles over gravel over sand, dried riverbed. In the rocky soils of this part of the valley, low vigor keeps flavors concentrated. Planted in 1999.
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.


2017 was a fantastic year for making wine with a cool spring and a fair amount of rain. Washington had an ideal spring for healthy vines. The moderate temperatures during summer were perfect for small clusters and yet delayed veraison into the fall where we had a consistent ripening season that allowed us to hang the fruit for perfect tannin and flavor without losing acidity or acquiring too much alcohol. Overall it was a vintage to remember.

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