High Canyon Series
Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel, aged for 16 months in neutral 500L puncheon and barrique.
This small block of bush-trained Grenache sits at the pinnacle of the High Canyon portion of WeatherEye.
Color: Dark ruby garnet
Palate: Waxed dark cherry cut from crushed rock, windswept lavender, intense framework of red fruit, white stone tarragon
Firm structure bedrock, promising long age.
Think: The white rocks of Provence, crushed over brush land. Farmhouse walls warmed by the squinting sun.
Finish: Long, joyful, slightly savage.
Now - 2030
$225 / 3-pack
Scores & Reviews
The first thing one notices about this wine is the depth of color for the variety. Coming from the Amphitheater block, the aromas pop in notes of black raspberry, rose petal, pomegranate and crushed rock. Red and black fruit flavors undulate across the palate, showing deftness, richness and detail. The finish goes on as long—longer even than one cares to count. Throughout it all, it retains a sense of balance and freshness. It's a yardstick against which future Washington Grenache will be measured.
- Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast
Sourced from this site high atop Red Mountain, the 2018 ‘WeatherEye Vineyard’ Grenache was aged for sixteen months in neutral puncheons and barriques before bottling. Pretty red rose petals mingle with orange rind, red cherry candy and underbrush tones on the nose. The palate is silky smooth, giving off an incredible sense of elegance. Lithe and light on its feet, this dances across the mid-palate delivering red rose water and cran-orange tones alongside a wonderful veil of tension and lighter damp earth and garrigue undertones. The seamless texture and gratifying length really add to the drinking experience as this beautiful wine has another decade or more ahead of it. Drink 2020-2032.
- Owen Bargreen