Popped and poured, then consumed over three days. A little tight on opening but not enough so that it warranted a scant. Garnet in color. Raspberry on the nose. Dark red fruit on the palate. Overall very good. Way over performs for $34.
Really tight at opening with a hint of pepper but also a little tannin. Second night tasted Really full red fruit with good acidity and a nice pepper finish. Definitely not touching this again for a couple more years.
Decanted for ten hours prior to tasting then consumed over two days. Not particularly impressive after the ten hour decant, however, the following evening at the 36 hour mark, the wine coalesced offering intense raspberry fruit, nicely textured and in fine balance.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.
(Maison Bleue Le Midi Grenache Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley) An aromatic dazzler that boasts pure black and red raspberries, white pepper, garrigue, anise, currant, and mineral notes – this is an aroma profile to spend some time lingering over. Broadens out and expands across the palate with the purest flavors of kirsch and licorice with an herbal accent. Lingers on the finish. The intensity of fruit here is breathtaking with this wine raising the bar for Washington Grenache to new heights. 100% Grenache. Fermented with approximately 30% whole berries. Aged 10 months in 3-4 year old French oak. 14.5% alcohol. 200 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
NOTE: Some content is property of Vinous and The Rhone Report and Washington Wine Report.