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2019

Grenache

High Canyon Series

Winemaking

Concrete tank native ferment with punchdown. Aged 16 months in neutral 500L puncheon and barrel.

Place

This small block of bush-trained Grenache sits at the pinnacle of the High Canyon portion of WeatherEye.

Winemaker’s Notes

Sparkly magenta, black cherry cordial, dark amaro complexity.
Provence as the poets saw it, scrubland and windswept herbs baked by the summer sun.
White stone, sun-glinted, vivid hues.

AVA

Red Mountain

Drink

2022 - 2032

$240 / 3-pack

Scores & Reviews

94

Points

All Grenache from a higher elevation site on Red Mountain, the 2019 Grenache High Canyon Series is semi-translucent and was aged 16 months in neutral 500-liter puncheon and barrel. A vibrant, fresher Grenache, it offers pretty red fruits (strawberries, darker raspberries) as well as sappy, mountain scrub brush, pepper, and hints of chalky, mineral on both the nose and the palate. More medium-bodied on the palate, it's elegant, has plenty of tannins, and outstanding length. It's going to round into form with 2-3 years of bottle age and shine for a decade.

- Jeb Dunnuck

A new label created by co-founders Marty Taucher and Chris Peterson, Liminal focuses on the newly planted WeatherEye vineyard located on the top of Red Mountain. The winemaking is handled by Peterson, with the farming managed by one of the best vineyard managers out there, Ryan Johnson. This all-star team is already making brilliant wines and, trust me on this one, the best is yet to come. I believe there’s already a waiting list, so don’t miss this up-and-coming estate.

- Jeb Dunnuck

94

Points

Taken from a selection of grapes from the highest point of Red Mountain, this 100% Grenache is aged for 16 months in neutral French oak. Gorgeous notes of red cherry, black raspberry, blueberry compote, fresh sage and wet sand are all present with medium acidity and silky tannins that are already beautifully integrated on the palate. Liminal has crafted a gorgeous Grenache that shows what Washington State can deliver. Drink now or hold for a decade or more. Only 83 cases produced.

- Jeremy Young, International Wine Report

93

Points

Of the new releases from this fascinating new site high atop Red Mountain, this one is the most brooding, with notes of dark raspberry and herb. The flavors are full-bodied and pure. It’s still clenched. Give it time in the cellar or decant. Best after 2024. Cellar Selection.

- Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast

92

Points

Aromas of ripe strawberries, black cherries and elderflowers. Full-bodied with silky tannins. Melted dark chocolate, iron and black tea. Balanced and intense. A very dark expression of Grenache. Drink now.

- James Suckling