Few in the Northwest are as talented and as imaginative as winemaking brothers-in-law Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel. They named this relentless GSM-style blend of Syrah (65%), Grenache (18%), Mourvèdre (8%) and Petite Sirah by blending the location of their two tasting rooms – Walla Walla and Woodinville. A snootful of aromas range from blueberry, boysenberry, blackberry and plum, joined by lightly roasted coffee, milk chocolate, cobble stone and gaminess. Delicious flavors of blue fruit are shoveled on top of black pepper and black olive with lovely complexity. The influence of Petite Sirah adds just a bit of tension to the finish of blackberry acidity. This wine is sold out at the winery, but a bottle or two could well be available at a quality wine retailer.
Production: 175 cases