High Canyon Series
Single .8-acre block. Aged 18 months in neutral 500L puncheon.
This small block of bush-trained Grenache sits at the pinnacle of the High Canyon portion of WeatherEye.
Medium dark garnet robe, cinchona bark, dried blood orange rind, Morello cherry liqueur, black raspberry coulis; brooding, primordial, very dark in the core, sunbaked stone minerality. Large-scaled and plush on the palate, with darker notes than usual for this variety. Concentrated dark red fruits, rhubarb bitters, licorice root, and dried sage make for a very thought-provoking Grenache that will be exciting to watch unfold over the next 5-12 years.
First cool morning of autumn, freshly oiled saddle, jeweled scepter, red-winged blackbird
2028 - 2035
$85 / 750ml bottle
Scores & Reviews
From the top of Red Mountain comes Liminal's High Canyon Series, the original WeatherEye bush-trained vines—elegant floral aromatics of lavender, violet, wild ripe strawberries, desert scrub, tobacco leaf and raspberry candy. Fleshy and elegant, with Luxardo cherry syrup, cinder, sagebrush and savoury wild fennel flavours. This is a gorgeous Grenache.
- Clive Pursehouse, Decanter
The 2021 Grenache WeatherEye Vineyard High Canyon Series captivates with a bouquet of violets and lavender over wild strawberries with suggestions of wet stone that add earthy depths. It's soft and enveloping, with ripe red and blue fruits dazzling over a juicy acidity core. The 2021 finishes classically dry and lightly structured, pinching at the cheeks with a primary concentration that lingers as dried blueberries fade. This is gorgeous today, yet the best is yet to come.
- Eric Guido, Vinous
Fruit for this wine comes from three micro-blocks, including the gobelet-trained ‘La Mesita’ block and two meter-by-meter echalas-trained blocks. It was aged 18 months in neutral French oak puncheons. As in previous vintages, it’s outrageously dark for the variety. The aromas offer notes of black raspberry, plum, flower, and dried herb, bringing clarity and detail. Piercingly pure, full-bodied, ripe red and blue fruit flavors follow. It shows a lot of hang time on the finish. This is a captivating, beautifully unadorned look at this variety. The sky is the limit for Grenache at this site.
- Sean Sullivan, Northwest Wine Report
The 2021 Grenache High Canyon is 100% Grenache, pulled from eight acres on Red Mountain. It’s a beautifully complex, medium to full-bodied Grenache with lots of wild strawberries and hints of blue fruits, some savory herbs and floral nuances, fine tannins, bright acidity, and a great finish.
- Jeb Dunnuck