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2016 Vaucluse

2016 Vaucluse
2016 Vaucluse

Price: $40
Founder's & Collector's Clubs: $30
Case Club: $32
Connoisseur's Club: $34

 

 

67% Syrah  33% Grenache

91 points - Jeb Dunnuck
90 points - Vinous

A showcase wine that will remain legendary for many years to come.

Production notes

Made from seven different picks between the two varietals. Each piece being fermented separately and then blended after eight months. Fermented in 67% concrete and 33% stainless steel, with 17% whole cluster. The wine was then aged in 20% new French oak 500Ls for 20 months. This was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Other notes

Inspired by the Vaucluse department in the south of France, this Rhone blend is harvested from the fertile soils of our estate vineyard near Royal City in the Columbia Valley. Our Vaucluse is a reflection of the finest wines of the namesake region, located due east of France's Gard department. Within the Vaucluse lies Mondragon, a small village bearing the surname of our esteemed vineyard manager, Isidro Mondragon.

Vintage2016
Varietalred blend
Varietal Composition67% Syrah 33% Grenache
AppellationColumbia Valley
VineyardLawrence Vineyards
Alcohol14.90%
Volume750 ml

91 points – Jeb Dunnuck | A blend of 67% Syrah and 33% Grenache, all from the Lawrence Vineyard in the Columbia Valley, the 2016 Red Wine Vaucluse was aged 20 months in 20% new French oak. It offers a ripe, sexy, exotic, medium-bodied style to go with lots of peach, plums, and flowery, peppery incense aromas and flavors. Seamless on the palate, with fine tannins, it has plenty of upfront appeal yet will also keep nicely for 7-8 years.

All Gård wines are the product of Lawrence Vineyards designated by the Columbia Valley AVA in Royal City, Washington.

Winemaker Aryn Morell, a Washington native, honed his skills in Napa Valley working with some of the country’s most notable producers, including Silver Oak, Joseph Phelps, Quintessa, Husic, Chimney Rock, Chappellet, Stags Leap and countless others in winemaking and the chemical engineering of wine as part of a consulting company for which he worked.

Aryn joined the Gard team as head winemaker in 2011, and spends considerable time in the winery’s estate vineyard with Josh Lawrence, Gard founder and viticulturist.  With an uncompromising attention to detail, Aryn carefully crafts Gard wines with an eye toward the unique expression of terroir of the estate vineyard, and earns frequent accolades and high acclaim for his wines.

In 2014, Aryn and Gard founders Josh and Lisa Lawrence launched a winemaking facility in Walla Walla, M&L Production, where all the Gård wines are produced, bottled and aged. Aryn also makes wine for Matthews Estate, Tenor, Alleromb and Mullan Road, a Washington project for Cakebread Cellars of California.

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