RASA VINEYARDS Grenache 'primus inter pares Monette's Vineyard' 2014

The 2014 'primus inter pares' Grenache by Rasa follows up their exceptional 2013 bottling. Sourced from the Monette's Vineyard in the Walla Walla Rocks region, the wine shows a mildly stony aspect and an engaging mineral profile. Head winemaker Billo Naravane aged this wine for 18 months in French oak prior to bottling, as this Grenache opens with an aromatic profile of smoked brisket, thyme, creosote, red cherry and hints of red raspberry. There are rich flavors of black tea, black cherry, pomegranate seed and hints of smoked pork shoulder. Only 57 cases produced of this absolutely awesome Grenache that is truly one of the best in Washington state. It is fair to say that Naravane has a massive grip on this challenging to work with varietal. (Best 2016-2026) - September, 2016 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: September, 2016
  • Producer: Rasa Vineyards
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2026
  • Estimated Value: $55
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Walla Walla
  • Importer: N/A

Find More: Washington: Vol. I (2013/2014), WASHINGTON 2014

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