Dark red color with complex aromas. Red fruit mixed with black pepper, oak, light smoke and even citrus. Starts off with fruit then moves into chocolate, tea, and spice. The tannins and acidity work well together on the finish.
Coyote Canyon Vineyards – Horse Heaven Hills AVA
2015 was the warmest vintage in Washington State. Each season trended on the hot side and when it was all said and done, we were setting all kinds of records. The spring was warm and mixed with a little rain set the crop up great for the season. The summer started hot and just kept on getting hotter. We were prepared for this since the 2 previous vintages were warm, but it still pushed things along quickly. Some white grapes were picked in early August and our reds started in early September. This vintage is showing a lot of big fruit characteristics.
This was an exciting year to make the Michael Andrews blend. It has evolved over the years and this is the first vintage we have added Grenache to the blend. It added some nice acidity and gives the wine an extra layer. This wine is showing beautifully. These varietals seem to blend really well together. Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken.
Silver – 2019 San Francisco Chronicle, Silver
|Wine Style||Spanish Red Wine|
|Varietal Composition||61% Graciano, 31% Tempranillo, 8% Grenache|
|Appellation||Horse Heaven Hills|
|Bottling Date||August 29, 2017|