2011 Rasa Vineyards Grenache Primus Inter Pares Monette's Vineyard


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
Drink between 2016 - 2020 (Edit)
CT90.9 21 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • davidspieker wrote: 90 points

    April 22, 2018 - Rusty dark ruby color. Minimal aroma. Lush dark cherry and raspberry flavors with a nice lingering acidic finish. Weighty initially then lightens up.

  • RPerro Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 21, 2017 - P&P. Just the right amount of age on this Rocks Grenache. Paired with baked cod, a surprisingly tasty pairing. Light in body, with nice funk and berry fruit, some leathery flavors toward the back, and finishing with light notes of vanilla and berry. Really impressive Grenache! Probably my favorite so far, in fact. Drink now - 2020.

  • seanman wrote:

    August 21, 2016 - Meh. Not bad. Decent balance, but fruit seemed a little dead to me. Nose Had to hunt like a hound dog to find any bouquet.

    Didn't taste like a grenache. Seemed a little lighter.

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  • fingers wrote: 88 points

    March 7, 2016 - Followed over two nights open with not much change after a couple hours of exposure. Nose is really shy and I find it hard to grab much out of the bouquet besides some high heat. Medium-big bodied mouthfeel with pleasant cherry and blackberry tones, medium acidity, and abundant tannins. Monotone and a little boring. I think it may be on the decline since I liked it a lot more a year ago. The burn is a distraction and I'm not sure that the fruit is going to hold up for much longer. 5+9+17+7= 88

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  • jeagle wrote: 90 points

    July 20, 2015 - Decanted 10 hours prior to consumption. Nicely balanced wine that did not display a lot of Grenache character. Earthy in a feminine way, it was soft and easy to drink but lacked vitality and the delicious fruit that I crave in this varietal.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rasa Vineyards
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Primus Inter Pares
  • Vineyard Monette's Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

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  • In Cellars 106 (48%)
  • Consumed 116 (52%)

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