2017 was another spectacular year for Grenache in Washington State. This is our second ONE Grenache from the Lonesome Springs Vineyard which has consistently been one of the best sources of Grenache used in our Byzance blend. We set aside two puncheons of this wine to bottle under the ONE label a distinction that only a very few wines make. I think it shows all the character that embodies the great Grenache wines made around the world.
Medium-light in color, this wine has classic Grenache aromas of ripe cherry, dried fruit, and garigue (scrubby bush typical of southern France, herbs, and green spice). On the palate, the wine is surprisingly complex with soft tannins and food-friendly acidity. Drink with richly flavored chicken, duck or pork dishes flavored with rosemary, oregano, garlic, and basil. **Platinum award, 94 points, Great Northwest Wine "Best of the Best" competition.
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