Last year, Lisa Callan’s brilliant Picpoul grown by Dick Boushey was the best white wine at the Great Northwest Invitational. This year, she used two other Rhône varieties to raise her total Platinums to six in four years, an effort led by this Grenache. Notes of boysenberry and red currant combine with cola, cigar box and mocha inside a red with a remarkable body and never-ending finish. The result is a fantastic red that adds another chapter to Callan’s emerging reputation as one of Woodinville’s premier producers. Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).
Rating: Double Platinum, 99 points
Production: 135 cases