2017 K The Boy Grenache - 1.5L

2017 K The Boy Grenache - 1.5L

Price: $120.00

Brilliant color and amazing nose. The entry is pure silk, red plum, cold ash, camphor and pine needles. It continues to unfold with complexity. Pain grillé, warm earth, gun powder. Exotic. Satisfying. Profound. —Charles

Current & Past Scores

96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

Made from 100% Powerline Vineyard (since 2015), the 2017 Grenache The Boy Powerline Vineyard sports a lighter ruby hue as well as Rayas-like notes of decayed flowers, kirsch liqueur, licorice, and cured meats. Seamless, medium-bodied, and beautifully polished, with fine tannins, it’s a stunning, Burgundian example of this variety to enjoy over the coming 15-20 years. There are a little over 1,000 cases produced.

93 Points, James Suckling

“This is a really intense red with white pepper, meat, grilled meat and red fruit. Green cloves, too. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Partial whole-berry fermentation. Drink or hold.”

Vineyard

The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Stoneridge Vineyard(100%): Alluvial fan gravel bed, the site rests above the floodplain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt 6-12’’deep, creating a calcium and iron rich media that forces roots to struggle.

Vintage

Vintage 2017 was a fantastic year for making wine with a cool spring and a fair amount of rain. Washington had an ideal spring for heathy vines. The moderate temperatures during summer were perfect for small clusters and yet delayed veraison into the fall where we had a consistent ripening season that allowed us to hang the fruit for perfect tannin and flavor without losing acidity or acquiring too much alcohol. Overall it was a vintage to remember.

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