Doug McCrea set the standard for Grenache Blanc in the Pacific Northwest by working with renowned grower Dick Boushey, who planted the white Rhône variety in 2004. A decade later, McCrea counts on Two Coyote Vineyard and Olsen Vineyard to make it with a Spanish flair under his young Salida brand. Aromas of tangelo, gooseberry, lemon oil and fresh-cut celery lead to a rich entry of starfruit, jicama and lemon. A nice bit of lanolin on the midpalate adds complexity prior to a good snap of acidity in the finish. Those who appreciate a well-crafted Semillon should especially enjoy this. These wines are available at the Salida Wine Bar in Yelm and now in the g.Cuneo Cellars tasting room in downtown Walla Walla.
Production: 148 cases