2016 B.Leighton Gratitude - 1.5L


Hallelujah! Here we go again. Beautiful, luscious and alive - Gratitude opens up to blackberry, violet and mint. Yet reaches back and flows with complex notes of lemon thyme, orange zest, morels and marjoram. Rich, yet elegant and lovely to drink. It finishes with crushed rock, white pepper and baking spices. Another wine to be thankful for. - Brennon



96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)
“The Mourvèdre-dominated 2016 Gratitude Blend (there’s 25% Grenache and 5% Syrah) is a flat-out awesome wine as well as possibly the greatest expression of the variety to come out of Washington State. Beautiful notes of black and blue fruits, dried earth, peppery spice, and loads of floral and rose petal notes all flow to a full-bodied red that has an incredible sense of elegance and purity as well as richness and depth. It’s great today and will be great in a decade.”


95 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2015)
“A Bandol-styled blend of 70% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache and 5% Syrah, the 2015 Gratitude Olsen Brothers Vineyard wafts from the glass with fragrant aromas of red and black fruit, orange rind, aromatic bark and candied violets. On the palate, it’s medium- bodied, supple and velvety, with lovely juicy acids and a complex, savory core of ripe fruit. The finish is long and perfumed. I’d be inclined to follow it over the coming decade.”



Olsen Brothers (100%): Olsen Brothers is located on the Northwest bend of the Yakima River as it turns North at Red Mountain. The elevation averages about 1,000 feet and the soils are sandy with broken basalt.