Quady North 2014 Bomba Grenache, Rogue Valley, $25

By on February 21, 2016

quady-north-bomba-2014-bottleDubbed as a fruit “bomb” by Herb Quady, he and associate Brian Gruber’s effort with neutral French oak for eight months allows him to release this expression of the Rhône grape – with sibling Syrah (5%) – ahead of other reds from his program. The 48 hours of cold soaking whole berries from Eevee’s, Jaxon, Mae’s and Quail Run vineyards makes for a nose full of red cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, mint and baking spices. There’s no disappointment on the palate as the approachable, delicious drink also includes flavors of President plum. And that lighter style – almost rosé-like – makes it ideal with straight-forward fare, pizza and tomato-based pasta dishes.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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