RASA VINEYARDS 
Location: United States, Washington, Colombia Valley ITA


This Walla Walla wine story begins with two wine collectors and oenophiles, Pinto and Billo Naravane. These guys decided to quit their jobs in the computer industry and move to Walla Walla, where they started Rasa Vineyards in 2007. What they’ve created is some exceptional, terroir driven wines. Billo Naravane serves as head winemaker and is one exceptional man, having a bachelor’s degree from MIT and a master’s degree from Stanford. His wine education is the one of the best out there as well, completing the wine program from UC Davis. It’s no wonder that this incredibly smart man makes some great wine.

We recently had the chance to try some other wines and the winemaking was very impressive, even in more challenging vintages of 2011 and 2010. Standouts include the 2012 Rasa ‘Monette’s Vineyard’ Mouvedre, which is a rich and viscous expression of the varietal and the best of its kind. Another wine that impressed was the 2009 Rasa ‘Principia’ Reserve Syrah, which captured the essence of a warm vintage, combining smooth mouthfeel with rich terroir and fruit. As a boutique producer, Rasa is pretty difficult to find in stores, but you can always check them out at rasavineyards.com


REVIEWS


2009 RASA VINEYARDS 'Creative Impulse' 95 See Tasting Notes
2010 RASA VINEYARDS 'Creative Impulse' 93 See Tasting Notes
2011 RASA VINEYARDS 'Creative Impulse' 93 See Tasting Notes
2007 RASA VINEYARDS 'QED' 95 See Tasting Notes
2009 RASA VINEYARDS 'QED' 94 See Tasting Notes
2010 RASA VINEYARDS 'QED' 95 See Tasting Notes
2013 RASA VINEYARDS Chardonnay, Wallula Vineyard 'Dream Deferred' 90 See Tasting Notes
2011 RASA VINEYARDS Mourvèdre, Monette’s Vineyard 'Vox Populi' 92 See Tasting Notes
2012 RASA VINEYARDS Mourvèdre, Monette’s Vineyard 'Vox Populi' 95 See Tasting Notes
2013 RASA VINEYARDS Mourvèdre, Monette’s Vineyard 'Vox Populi' 93 See Tasting Notes
2009 RASA VINEYARDS Syrah 'Principia' Reserve 93 See Tasting Notes
2010 RASA VINEYARDS Syrah 'Principia' Reserve 93 See Tasting Notes
2011 RASA VINEYARDS Syrah 'Principia' Reserve 93 See Tasting Notes