K Vintners "The Boy" Grenache 2016 (Walla Walla Valley, Washington) - [JD 97] [RP 93] [WS 93] [JS 93] [AG 91]

K Vintners "The Boy" Grenache 2016
(Walla Walla Valley, Washington) - [JD 97] [RP 93] [WS 93] [JS 93] [AG 91]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
Vibrant, transparent, exhilarating on many layers. Plum, stone, green olive. This wine unfolds with pain grillé, tobacco leaf, roasted earth as it continues on with subtle yet fragrant floral tones. Wrapped up in silky texture that continues without end. OH BOY... IT’S SO GOOD!

Vintage:
The 2016 vintage started early and warm in Washington State. When summer arrived, the season saw cooler evenings that helped retain acidity, extended the growing and ripening period into September and October. This allowed the fruit to gain more complexity and deeper charm without sacrificing the acid or producing higher alcohol content. The vintage has created deeply rich and focused wines that we will be able to enjoy for a long time to come.

Blend: 100% Grenache

Ratings & Reviews



97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"In the running for the best Grenache from Washington, the 2016 Grenache The Boy Powerline Vineyard is a single vineyard release from a site in the Walla Walla Valley and was brought up in neutral oak. It has a Rayas-like perfume of rose petals, black raspberries, cherries, spice, and smoked meat. This carries to a medium to full-bodied, thrilling textured, seamless Grenache that has a stacked mid-palate, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. Hats off to the team at K Vintners for this incredible Grenache!" - Jeb Dunnuck (4/11/2019)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"With sweet spiced cherries that fill the glass, the 2016 The Boy is open and enjoyable now, showing cinnamon and dusty licorice on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, the wine has a balanced structure on the palate with a soft sweetness to counter the tannins and acidity. It ends with a lingering finish of confectionary sugar and dusty Twizzlers. 1,138 cases produced." - Anthony Mueller (30th Dec 2019)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Distinctive yet refined, with vivid raspberry, smoky meat and spicy orange compote aromas that lead to complex and rich flavors and polished tannins. Drink now through 2026." — T.F (June 12, 2019)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"This has all the charm and fragrance that grenache can muster with light raspberries and red cherries, wild herbs and mellow oak spice. The palate has a juicy and fleshy style with open-knit tannins and a fresh ball of raspberries to close. Drink over the next six years." - (22 Apr, 2019)

91 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"(fermented in concrete, then aged for 18 months in neutral puncheons and demi-muids): Slightly dullish medium red with modest saturation and a pale rim. Spicy, balsamic aromas of plum, cedar wood and red pepper. A distinctly savory, wild style of Grenache, with its red berry and cherry fruit flavors complicated by olive tapenade, cedar, smoke and spices. Quite suave in texture and light on its feet, showing little in the way of easy sweetness. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins. Has the courage of its convictions." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov 2018)