Grenache
LIMITED PRODUCTION WINES

2018 Grenache

BOUSHEY VINEYARD
YAKIMA VALLEY

Our first-ever 100% varietal Grenache is from the world-famous Boushey Vineyard located in the Yakima Valley. Grenache has long been favored by our team and we are thrilled with the results of this limited bottling.

$45 ($36)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 13.9 % by volume
  • Aged 13 months
  • pH 3.70
  • TA 5.5
  • Barrel Program 100% neutral French oak
  • Harvested Date August 2018
  • Production 178 cases

In the vineyard

Generally south-facing, the Boushey vineyard is located 10 miles west of Red Mountain in the Yakima Valley AVA. The Boushey Vineyard sits atop fractured basalt and soil consisting of silt loam, windblown loess, and deposits from the Missoula floods. The elevation at the highest point of the Boushey Vineyard is at 1,400 feet, and combined with layered soils and mild temperatures that allow for longer hang time, the resulting fruit presents amazing phenolic ripeness. Wines made from these grapes are well-balanced with lower alcohol and better acidity, and offer an unblemished expression of the varietal fruit. For these reasons, vineyard owner Dick Boushey is widely lauded as one of Washington State’s top growers. 

 The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest years on record throughout the eastern side of Washington. We experienced several weeks of 95-degree and higher temperatures; at long last, a cooling trend arrived in August. The stretch of hot weather allowed an extended hang-time, resulting in appealing, complex flavor.

Appellation Yakima Valley
Vineyard Boushey Vineyard

In the cellar

Aged in 100% neutral French oak, our Grenache is fresh and layered with complex and intriguing aromas.

Varietal 100% GRENACHE

In the glass

Beautiful ruby red in color.

Layered with complex and intriguing aromas of Bing cherry, white pepper, and cocoa.

Generous flavors of classic cherries jubilee, spice box, and sweet tobacco fill the palate. Fine tannins provide the structure for a precise and satisfying finish of medium length. 

Pair with slow-cooked pork in classic barbeuqe style. 

Vegan option: Spiced vegetable stew.

Vintage

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