K Vintners The Boy 2017
|United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
A resounding success, the 2017 The Boy Grenache shines true with high-toned red berry fruit expressions on the mineral-laced nose, offering dusty florals and elements of juicy cherry, wild strawberries and raspberries. Medium-bodied, the wine is jam-packed with Grenache's full expression, offering elegance, robustness and roundness. It is full of flavor and is also food-friendly. The wine ends with a spicy impression that is slightly smoky and offers mineral tension on the long, drawn-out finish. Such power and finesse! My problem is that I would drink it too fast if left in my cellar.
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.
Pinpoint in focus and detailed, with expressive raspberry, smoked meat, orange peel and crushed rock accents that build rich savoriness on a lingering finish. Drink now through 2028. 1,023 cases made.
Modestly saturated medium red with faint amber at the rim. Wild, complex scents of red cherry, strawberry, olive tapenade, tomato leaf and aged balsamico; smells ready to go. Plush and thick in the mouth, but with sexy herbal lift to the flavors of wild strawberry, smoked meat, pepper, green olive and spices. With its combination of sweetness, umami character and earthy undertones, this wine would pair well with cured meats. Finishes with a very smooth dusting of tannins. Distinctly idiosyncratic but seamless wine with easy drinkability.