2013 Columbia Valley
67% Angiolina Farms | 33% Upland Vineyard
The 2013 vintage of our Columbia Valley Grenache is another blend of two different vineyards, this time Upland Vineyard and Angiolina Farms. This wine is a shining example of how multiple growing regions can be put together to create a magnificent profile.
Tasting Notes: Rich, lifted aromas of cherry and mulling spice are followed by wisps of cinnamon bark and stone. On the palate, this wine enrobes your tongue in flavors of sun-warmed black raspberries, vanilla, and black strap molasses and finishes with a touch of slate and a glimmer of fine tannin.
Wine Enthusiast, 90 points
This wine brings vibrant aromas of dried orange peel, raspberry, umami and potpourri. The flavors are medium bodied, fresh and pure, showing no new oak influence.
Review of Washington Wines, 19/20 points
Composed of 67% Angiolina Farms and 33% Upland Vineyard Grenache, this shows a brick red color and an intriguing nose of wild fruits – fraises de bois, cranberries, and red currants – with scents of wild roses, mulberry, tobacco, orange peel, garrigue and wafts of spiced oriental incense. The medium bodied flavors are mouth filling, with notes of licorice, cocoa powder, medium roast coffee and loamy earth. The chewy textured back reveals sensations of gently pressed fruits, toasted nuts, recurring orange peel, and fraise and cassis liqueurs, all culminating in a lingering, slightly grainy, soft tannin finish that is lifted by balanced fruit acids.