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Wine Enthusiast
Disruption Wine, 2012 Latta Grenache Upland Vineyard

94
"This wine arrests the senses with dazzlingly pure aromas of dark raspberries, cherries, clove, mineral and spice. Flavors are intense, layered, and rich without sacrificing one iota of balance. The plush mouthfeel and long finish only add to the enjoyment and sensory experience."
–Dec-15
Vinous
Disruption Wine, 2012 Latta Grenache Upland Vineyard

92
"Bright, moderately saturated red. Cherry liqueur, strawberry, black olive and garrigue on the nose, with a complicating balsamic quality. Rich and savory on the palate, with red fruit and game flavors showing a distinct wildness. Wonderfully fine-grained Grenache with a seductively smooth texture and a captivating Old World funkiness. Finishes with seamless tannins and sneaky lingering sweetness."
–Nov-15
Wine Advocate
Disruption Wine, 2012 Latta Grenache Upland Vineyard

90
"AndrewÄôs outstanding 2012 Grenache Upland Vineyard offers a lifted profile of plums, kirsch, violets and peppery spice, as well a medium to full-bodied, rounded, expansive feel on the palate. Made from 100% Grenache that was raised all in 500-liter puncheons, enjoy this sweetly fruits, sexy Grenache over the coming 4-5 years."
–Jun-15
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2012 Latta Grenache Upland Vineyard
Disruption Wine

Upland Vineyard is a rolling, extremely sloped site located in the Snipes Mountain AVA. Snipes Mountain was named for Ben Snipes, an early Yakima County pioneer who built a house at the base of a mountain in the 1850s. The area was first planted in 1917 by Washington State wine pioneer William B. Bridgman. The vineyard on Snipes Mountain was one of the first to plant Vitis vinifera in Washington. Soil deposits below the area are composed of gravels and sediments left by ancient river beds, deposits range in size from a fist to a football. The rocky composition of this warm site provides the backbone for the Grenache block from Upland.

Many thinning passes and removal of the shoulders of the cluster, often down to the 4th peduncle, to concentrate the full expression of Upland Vineyard. Low yields are the key to this wine's concentration at 2.7 tons/acre. A lengthy maceration with 50% stems and 50% whole berries lend wildness to the aromatics. This 100% Grenache is aged in neutral 500L puncheons for 22 months before bottling.

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