90 pointsDec 31, 2016
Best BuyDec 01, 2016
Elegant smoky tones lead to notes of currant, dried herbs and hints of pepper. The supple texture is complemented by flavors of cedar and dark fruits.
Blend: 96% Syrah, 4% Viognier
Total Acidity 0.54 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Barrel Aging: Approximately 12 months in 65% older and 35% new oak barrels, both French and American
Fermentaion: 6-10 days
After warmer than average 2012 and 2013 vintages, 2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.
Overall, 2014 was a pleasant growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
The Embodiment of Extraordinary Winemaking
Every aspect of the winemaking process is carefully controlled during the production of Grand Estates. These uncompromising winemaking practices – while time-consuming and costly – are the only way to guarantee that every bottle of Grand Estates represents the varietal expression of the region. It’s this devotion to quality that has cemented Grand Estates as one of the world’s best wine values.