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K The Boy Columbia Valley Grenache 2013

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 94pts:

Coming mostly from River Rock Vineyard located in the southern part of Walla Walla, the 2012 The Boy is a sensational Grenache that has overflowing notes of strawberry, kirsch, licorice and ground pepper. Semi-translucent ruby in color, this full-bodied, layered, elegant yet sweetly fruited beauty will continue to impress through 2022.

Wine Specatator 91pts:

A light color, with seductive plum, white pepper, tomato leaf and spice flavors on a velvety
frame, finishing with an open weave and fine tannins. Grenache adn Syrah. Drink
now through 2019.

From the winemaker:

A regal wine. A beautiful ruby robe, velvety and revealing – layer upon layer of supple and refined fruit. Layers of ‘je ne sais quoi,’ complex, sophisticated and elegant wine.

88% Grenache, 12% Syrah from River Rock and Northridge vineyards.

River Rock: Owned and farmed by Dana Dibble, planted in 2001. The site is located south of Walla Walla in the old Walla Walla River bed; the soil is rocky and with great drainage. The clone of Syrah sourced is Tablas Creek, which thrives in the big river stone cobble. This is the warmest site in the Walla Walla Valley.

Northridge: Alleuvial fan gravel bed, the site rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt 6-12” deep, creating a calcium and iron rich media that forces roots to struggle.


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