The 2017 Grenache is made 30% in concrete egg and 70% in used oak.
The nose reveals; spicy, red & blue fruits. Beautiful, ripe fruit with very pronounced beautiful florals. Leaner blackberries, sour dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries, dark, rich soils, dry crushed granite soils, vanillin notes with bright, strong red and blue florals.
The body is lean for Grenache. It’s starts with bright red & blue fruits and slides into dark, medium intensity spices. Lean and almost burgundy in style. Blackberries, sour dark cherries, blue fruits, strawberries, dark, rich soils, dry crushed granite soils, vanillin notes with bright, strong red and blue florals. The acidity is magnificent. The finish is very well balanced, ripe and polished.
Photos of; the entrance to Waterford, fireplace in their tasting room, stainless steel tanks hanging from the ceiling with walkways (saves some money of not building a complete floor while maintaining gravity flow) and their numerous olive trees. — 20 days ago
The 2015 ‘Parvata' is a fantastic blend of 46% Mourvedre, 34% Syrah and 20% Grenache all sourced from the Force Majeure Vineyard on Red Mountain. I love the deep aromatics to this wine, ranging from smoked duck to roasted date to chocolate torte. The palate is exceedingly plush and decadent, showing a touch of opulence. Asian spice, pipe tobacco, blackberry cordial and milk chocolate fudge flavors all combine marvelously and build in the glass. Despite the serious weight of the wine there is a lovely touch of acidity that provides ample backbone. Generous and downright delicious, enjoy this fantastic red blend over the next decade or so. Drink 2019-2029- 94 — 16 days ago
I have a soft spot for Washington State Grenache. This has got great raspberry fruit and smoky minerality. It’s a bit leaner and more savory in the mouth than the nose suggest, but that’s a feature, not a bug. A little pepper on the finish, but that may be because it’s a little warmer outside today than I expected for this cookout — 3 days ago
A berry bomb for a nose. Bright red raspberries and cherries dominated the pallet. High acidity and strong tannins on this young Lebanese wine. Reminded me of a young Barolo. Needs time but very pleasant. Drink with fat rich food. That creates a nice pallet experience — 11 days ago
This stunning Grenache was sourced from Monette's Vineyard in the Walla Walla Rocks region. Prior to bottling the wine was left on the lees for 18 months in neutral French oak barriques. This wine begins with aromatics of rose petals, white flowers, Mandarin orange rind and potpourri. This leads to flavors of red cherry, strawberry, orange zest and strawberry jam. This is pretty, downright sexy wine and absolutely irresistible at this juncture. While less acid-driven than the ’14 bottling, this outstanding wine is just as good and even more impossible to put down as the gorgeous aromatic and flavor range shines through. Only 103 cases made of this absolutely stunning Grenache, which is one of the best of its kind in Washington state. Drink 2019-2029- 95 — 12 days ago