Stag’s Hollow Winery and Vineyard 2016 Grenache, Okanagan Valley, $26

By on June 16, 2018

A year ago, British Columbia winemaker Dwight Sick stunned the 2017 Judgment of Geyserville panel in Sonoma with his Grenache portfolio, led by his 2014 Renaissance. This blend from Kiln House Vineyard on Penticton’s West Bench and Hearle Vineyard to the south near Osoyoos was barely in the 500-liter French puncheons at that point, and while it’s a baby, it’s rather yummy. Aromas of strawberry, sweet herbs and cherry pipe tobacco lead to rich red fruit flavors, a pleasing mouth feel, more herbs and a finish that includes a flash of pomegranate and a peppermill’s turn.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 220 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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