2021 Rara Avis Grenache

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2021 Rara Avis Grenache
2021 Rara Avis Grenache

Rara Avis is Latin for "rare bird" and is a 89% Grenache and 11% Mourvèdre from Olsen Ranch and Tudor Vineyards. Bright red fruit aromas and flavors of sultry earthy notes weaving through.  Lovely and exotic!

Tasting notes
Limpid, medium red hue. Aromas of crushed volcanic rocks, violets, Rainier cherry, cranberry, wind-blown dust, and confection candy. The mouthfeel is brilliant and fresh. Deep red fruit is laced with dusty earth and rocky notes. The texture is focused, rich, and broad. The acidity balances the fruit and enhances its freshness. The finish is long and desirable. Overall, the Rara Avis is feminine, beautiful, and luscious.
Production notes

Olsen Ranch Vineyard Grenache and Tudor Vineyard Grenache and Mourvèdre were hand-harvested on October 11th. All the grapes were hand-sorted and destemmed, with 33% of the stems added back to the fermentation bins. The grapes were inoculated with MT48 yeasts and punched down twice a day for 6 days prior to pressing. The wine was aged in 100% used French Oak Puncheons for 11 months prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered.

Other notes

INGREDIENTS & ADDITIONS: Grenache & Mourvèdre grapes, yeast, tartaric acid, French Oak, and 35 ppm of Free SO2.  

Varietal Composition89% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre
AppellationYakima Valley
VineyardOlsen Ranch & Tudor
Acid4.7 g/L
Aging100 % Used French Puncheons
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date08/22/2022
Cases Produced293

73% Olsen Ranch Vineyard Grenache

16% Tudor Vineyard Grenache

11% Tudor Vineyard Mourvèdre

Brett Isenhower

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