Garnet violet color with aromas of spicy berry chutney, chocolate, strawnerries and oranges. A supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, melon and spice accented finish coupled with dusty tannins.
It is well balanced and showcases the potential of this varietal out of the Horse Heaven Hills. The slightly cooler 2011 vintage set up to ripen the Grenache quite nicely and the additional hang time led to richer flavor development. The wine is rich and full bodied for Grenache and has a long finish.
- Alcohol by Volume: 14.3%
- Cases Produced: 200
- Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
- AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
- Grower Degree Days: 2662
- Precipitation: 5.4’
2011 was the second cool vintage in a row for Washington State. With GDD well below average some varietals had problems developing full flavor while others thrived in the more moderate temperatures. Grenache is usually picked early at our sight and the cooler vintage allowed for more hang time and full flavor development.
Double Gold - 2016 Wine Press Northwest - Best of 2016
Gold - 2015 Tri-City Wine Festival
Gold - 2014 Denver International Wine Competition
Gold - 2014 Seattle Wine Awards
Gold - 2013 BTI World Wine Championships *92 Points