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Latta Grenache Uplands
93 points Wine Enthusiast - 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 points Vinous (Tanzer)

A vibrant deep ruby-colored wine, it exhibits mineral, underbrush, garrigue, bright cherry and raspberry aromatics. Intense, vibrant, and lingering on the palate, our Grenache exudes a rich sanguine quality with fine-grained sweet tannins. Great care is taken in the vineyard to produce the finest fruit possible. Many thinning passes and removal of the shoulders of the cluster, often down to the 4th peduncle, to concentrate the full expression of Upland Vineyard. Low yields are the key to this wine's concentration at 2.2 tons/acre. A lengthy maceration with 50% stems and 50% whole berries lend wildness to the aromatics. This 100% Grenache is aged in neutral 500L puncheons for 22 months before bottling.

Upland Vineyard is a rolling extremely sloped site located in the Snipes Mountain AVA. Snipes Mountain was named for Ben Snipes, an early Yakima County pioneer who built a house at the base of a mountain in the 1850s. The area was first planted in 1917 by Washington State wine pioneer William B. Bridgman. The vineyard on Snipes Mountain was one of the first to plant Vitis vinifera in Washington. Snipes Mountain is a seven mile long anticline ridge created by fault activity. The "peak" is 1,290 feet high, rising from the floor of the Yakima Valley with unique, rocky soils, known as aridisols. Soil deposits below the area are composed of gravels and sediments left by ancient river beds, deposits range in size from a fist to a football. The rocky composition of this warm site provides the backbone of our Grenache block from Upland.

Bottle Size: .750


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