Sparkman Cellars 2012 Yakima Valley Grenache
Woodinville, Washington ABV: 14.5%
Wonderland is a lovely Grenache with a smooch of Syrah layered in for richness and depth. This version is subtle, lacy, feminine, and bold. Reminds us of a Southern Belle wearin’ boots: she can still kick your ass. Aromas and flavors of tangerine, strawberry and brambly woodspice, with savory olive tapenade and red currant. This wine is 88% Grenache and 12% Syrah from Columbia Valley AVA grapes sourced from Olsen, Boushey, Oasis, and Lonesome Spring Vineyards. Thirty-three percent of the Grenache went through whole berry cluster fermentation prior to the blend. This adds more color and aromas to the final wine. Aged in 25% new French oak, it was bottled after 13 months.
Sparkman Cellars is located in Woodinville, Washington. The first vintages, 2004 through 2006, were made at Mark Ryan Winery, with help from the godfather of the Woodinville wine scene, Mark Ryan McNeilly. As with many wineries in western Washington, Sparkman sources their grapes from some of the finest vineyards in Eastern Wasington.
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