2018

Grenache

High Canyon Series

Blend: 100% Grenache AVA: Red Mountain
Drink: Now - 2030 Price: $225 / 3 pack

Winemaking

Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel, aged for 16 months in neutral 500L puncheon and barrique.

Place

This small block of bush-trained Grenache sits at the pinnacle of the High Canyon portion of WeatherEye.

Think

The white rocks of Provence, crushed over brush land
Farmhouse walls warmed by the squinting sun.

Winemaker’s Notes

Dark ruby garnet color
Waxed dark cherry cut from crushed rock
Windswept lavender
Intense framework of red fruit, white stone, tarragon—
Firm structure bedrock, promising long age
Finish is long, joyful, slightly savage

Scores & Reviews

97 Points

"The first thing one notices about this wine is the depth of color for the variety. Coming from the Amphitheater block, the aromas pop in notes of black raspberry, rose petal, pomegranate and crushed rock. Red and black fruit flavors undulate across the palate, showing deftness, richness and detail. The finish goes on as long—longer even than one cares to count. Throughout it all, it retains a sense of balance and freshness. It’s a yardstick against which future Washington Grenache will be measured. Editors' Choice."

- Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast; November 2020

92-94 Points

"The 100% Grenache 2018 Grenache WeatherEye Vineyard High Canyon Block comes from third leaf fruit (think of this as the first crop off the vineyard) and was 85% destemmed and will spend 16 months in 70% new puncheons. Its vivid ruby color is followed by gorgeous notes of ripe raspberry and strawberry fruits intermixed with notions of dried flowers, white pepper, and herbes de Provence. Textured, medium to full-bodied, and balanced, it’s a rockingly good Grenache in the making."

- Jeb Dunnuck, May 2020

"Unquestionably, one of the most exciting new projects in Washington State is that of Liminal, which focuses on the newly planted WeatherEye Vineyard located at the very top of Red Mountain. A collaboration between Ryan Johnson and Cam Myhrvold, who managed the vineyard, and Marty Taucher and Chris Peterson who handle the winemaking, this is a star- studded team. As I hope the reviews show, these are awesome wines, which is even more impressive given that this is brand new vineyard. I’ve no doubt the best is still to come as well!"

- Jeb Dunnuck, May 2020

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