Burnt Bridge Cellars 2013 Upland Vineyards Grenache, Snipes Mountain, $30

By on February 24, 2016

burnt-bridge-cellars-upland-vineyards-grenache-2013-bottleFounding winemaker David Smith and Mark Mahan began collaborating on the concept for Burnt Bridge Cellars in 2008, and they work with some of the Northwest’s top vineyards on their project within the Uptown Village District of revitalized downtown Vancouver, Wash. Here, it is the historic site under the charge of Todd Newhouse and his family. The absence of new barrels allows for a fruity nose of boysenberry, black currant and President plums packed in a medium syrup, backed by cola, light chocolate and rose petals. Juicy purple fruit akin to elderberry, pomegranate and blueberry makes for a smooth, almost creamy structure with well-managed tannins. Pomegranate and black pepper help describe the finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 77 cases

Alcohol: 15.3%

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