Balboa Winery 2014 Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre, Columbia Valley, $55

By on August 3, 2017

Tom Glase and Tyler Grennan used Eidolon and Summit View vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley to build this balanced blend of Grenache and Syrah with Mourvèdre from Corliss-owned The Canyons off Red Mountain. They used 16 months in French oak barrels to help create a deliciously managed wine. Aromas of blackberry, black currant and blueberry include light toast. A slightly rustic approach to the palate leads to dark blue fruit and a mouth-coating structure that allows for density in the right places. The finish of blackberry cobbler and anise keep it juicy and smooth.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 220 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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