K Vintners The Boy 2018
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
Gorgeous framboise and ripe strawberry fruits as well as spice, herbes de Provence, and wildflower notes emerge from the 2018 Grenache The Boy Powerline Vineyard, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a seamless, elegant texture and outstanding length. This is another thrilling Grenache from this team that does everything right. It's hard to resist today yet should keep for 10-12 years in cold cellars.
Made from whole-cluster-pressed Grenache that rested for five months on the lees in neutral French oak puncheons, the 2018 The Boy has a vibrant, ruby core and a light hint of garnet at the rim. It displays a soft stemmy character, a vibrant, ripe red fruit essence and elements of dried orange peel and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is balanced on the palate with elements of baked earth, dusty rose petals and red cherry skin with hints of maple and white peppercorn. The Grenache concludes with a delightfully lingering finish and should continue to deliver pleasure throughout this decade. Just under 10,000 bottles were made.