2017 K The Boy Grenache - 1.5L

$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.”

97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2016)

“In the running for the best Grenache from Washington, the 2016 Grenache TheBoy Powerline Vineyard is a single vineyard release from a site in the Walla Walla Valley and was brought up in neutral oak. It has a Rayas-like perfume of rose petals, black raspberries, cherries, spice, and smoked meat. This carries to a medium to full-bodied, thrilling textured, seamless Grenache that has a stacked mid-palate, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. Hats off to the team at K Vintners for this incredible Grenache.”

93 Points, Wine Spectator (v2016)

“Distinctive yet refined, with vivid raspberry, smoky meat and spicy orange compote aromas that lead to complex and rich flavors and polished tannins. Drink now through 2026.”

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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