2015 Vision Red Blend
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As Washington’s largest appellation, the Columbia Valley comprises most of the state's total vinifera grape plantings. Its volcanic, well-drained, sandy loam soils stress the vines to yield focused flavors in our grapes. Overall, the Columbia Valley had the warmest temperatures on record in 2015. The temperatures were warm at the beginning of 2015 which led to an earlier than usual bud break. Because of the enduring heat, the grapes had highly concentrated fruit notes and deep color. The final result is a wine that is full of ripe fruit characteristics that are balanced by subtle acidity.
Keeping with his goal of crafting a Rhone-style blend, he brought together three classic Rhone grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre. The nose is filled with aromas of delicious ripe, Bing cherries and cranberry and has a unique pepper spice note from the Mourvedre. On the palate, red fruits, plum and cherry pie filling combine with soft tannins for a long, smooth finish.
93 points - jamessuckling.com (May 2018)
91 points - jebdunnuck.com (April 2018)