Tapteil, Grenache 2014, Red Mountain, Washington
Tasting Note: So good you might not share.
A rich grenache with impressive flavor concentration, depth and gravitas that shows you why Washington’s Red Mountain AVA is so special.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, boysenberry, strawberry puree, red cherry compote and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied grenache is filled with medium-plus-intensity, black-and-red fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a black-plum-infused finish.
There is midpalate complexity and concentration along with ripe, smooth, medium tannin.
Bottle Note: The symbol “Earth, Wind and Water” is Native American-inspired and represents the sense of place for Tapteil Vineyard. The name “Tapteil” is derived from the name of the early inhabitants of this area, known as Tapteilmin. The Red Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) shares characteristics of this area where the earth was formed by glaciers and ice-age flooding, where winds deposited granular, well-drained silt loam soils and where water from the Yakima River and groundwater play an important role in grape-growing on Red Mountain and Tapteil Vineyard.
Tasting Date: October 29, 2018
This wine was submitted for review.