B. Leighton "Gratitude" Olsen Brothers Vineyard Blend 2015
(Yakima Valley, Washington)
Regular price $68.00 Sale price $49.99 Save $18.01
(only $37.49 per bottle)
Olsen Brothers (100%): Olsen Brothers is located on the Northwest bend of the Yakima River as it turns North at Red Mountain. The elevation averages about 1000 feet and the soils are sandy with broken basalt.
Ratings & Reviews
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2014 Vintage):
"A blockbuster MourvÃ¨dre is the 2014 Gratitude Olsen Brothers Vineyard, which incorporates 25% Grenache and 5% Syrah, all of which was cofermented with no destemming and aged 18 months in neutral demi-muids and puncheons. From a higher elevation site (1,400 feet) in the Yakima Valley, its deep purple color is followed by killer notes of blueberries, crushed rocks, Asian spices and exotic, peppery nuances. This full-bodied, seamless and impeccably balanced 2014 will keep for at least a decade."
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast: #62 Top 100 Wines of 2016: (2013 vintage)
â€œThis wine is a blend of 70% MourvÃ¨dre, 25% Grenache and 5% Syrah. It opens with achingly pure red currant, cranberry, black pepper, blue fruit, orange peel and dried herb aromas that completely captivate the senses. The palate shows a hypnotic sense of purity along with a sense of elegance that is dazzling. Smoked meat flavors linger on the long finish.â€
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: (2013 vintage)
â€œInspired by the wines of Domaine Tempier in Bandol, Leightonâ€™s 2013 Gratitude checks in as a MourvÃ¨dre dominated blend that incorporates 25% Grenache and 5% Syrah, all of which was aged in two- to three-year-old puncheons. Cured meats, spice-box, black currants and blackberry nuances all emerge from this sweetly fruited, layered, downright sexy MourvÃ¨dre that has fine, polished tannin and a great finish. Not harvested until the last week of October, drink this rock star 2013 over the coming decade, and I certainly wouldnâ€™t be surprised to see it evolve for longer.â€