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Community Tasting Notes (10) Avg Score: 93.2 points

  • A beautiful Grenache with juicy berry and red fruits and still some good tannic structure with just enough acidity. Almost floral in its presentation with a nice long finish, I think this could improve with a couple more years but it is really good now.

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  • Rhone like, not a typical American Syrah.

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  • this is stunningly good wine. deceivingly clear in appearance (in the best of ways). distinctive aromas. has great structure and is very well balanced. this guy is making great wine; I wish I had purchased more than 2.

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  • Young but fantastic. Evolved nicely over the two days. Finish was silky and very long. Palette was full of fruit but not overwhelming. Great wine.

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  • Tasting through 2010 "reserve" lineup continues. This pours a transparent dark ruby red. The aromatics are perfumed & floral. A very pure expression emerges with raspberry & strawberry. Hints of white pepper & mulling spice waft over as well. What is captivating when you sip the wine is the stunning, soft mouthfeel. Elegant is the best word here. Make no mistake, this is a fruit driven wine, but this miraculous site, the Gunkel "down by the river" vineyard is producing pure , precise Grenache with some sneaky acid & tannins. This shows a strong spiced fig note on the back of the palate which lingers and makes you want more. A brilliant example of what Grenache can be here in Washington. This adds weight & shows more concentration as it takes on air & warms to room temp. Just great stuff here.

    Had this with a duo of pork dishes, a roasted tenderloin, some mild sausage added to red beans & rice soup. As I tasted it, I simply had to pull some prosciutto & taste it together. Not surprisingly, it worked beautifully.

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