The 2017 Horse Heaven Hills Grenache is available exclusively to members of the Winemaker's Tier of the Wine Club. To join the Winemaker's Club or to place an order, call 425-482-7371.
The grapes for our 2017 Grenache were destemmed, sent to tanks and a small oak roller barrel. We then fermented at temperatures up to 85˚F using two different yeast strains, Clos and FX10. During fermentation, pump-overs and rolling were used for extraction of color and flavor. Malolactic fermentation was completed to create a round mouthfeel and lower the acidity. All lots were barrel-aged in 225 and 265-liter barrels for six months in a combination of 89% French and 11% American oak barrels, 22% of which were new.
Our vintage 2017 Grenache was so outstanding we decided to bottle it as a single varietal for our inaugural release. This wine opens with a delightful bouquet of red currants and black raspberries. On the palate, fruit-forward notes of wild strawberries combine with soft tannins to give you a fantastic, medium-bodied wine with a lasting finish.