Idilico Wine 2014 Garnacha, Yakima Valley, $20

By on May 28, 2018

idilico garnacha nv bottle - Idilico Wine 2014 Garnacha, Yakima Valley, $20Spanish expat Javier Alfonso grew up in a family steeped in the wine industry, but it wasn’t until his mechanical engineering studies at the University of Washington when he returned to wine. He first established Pomum Cellars in Woodinville, then launched Idilico as his brand dedicated to making wine from grapes native to Spain. This signals his sixth vintage of bottling Grenache, and Alfonso even labels it as Garnacha. He wisely keeps the focus on the fruit from Art den Hoed and Upland vineyards by fermenting the lots in stainless steel before aging it in neutral French oak for a year. Lovely red fruit aromas Cherries Jubilee and red currant include black pepper and dark chocolate, which are followed by long and rich flavors of strawberry freezer jam, more cherries and lots of food-friendly pomegranate acidity.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 171 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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