Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 Stone Tree Vineyard Grenache, Wahluke Slope, $39

By on May 19, 2013

Washington wineGrenache is most famous in the southern Rhône Valley of France, as well as Spain (where it’s called Garnacha). In the right areas, it can be a superb grape for Washington, and it appears the warm, arid Wahluke Slope might be that place. This is a stunning example of the red wine grape, showing aromas of sweet blueberry, boysenberry, black cherry, lilac and even pineapple. On the palate, it is ebullient, hedonistic and sensual, revealing flavors of ripe dark fruit and dark-roasted coffee beans. Enjoy with roasted pork, lamb chops or lasagna.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 160 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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