A few weeks ago I met up with Christophe Baron (Vigneron/Owner of Cayuse) and Meredith Hyslop (Vigneron Ambassadrice of Top Source). Christophe is somewhat of a  mentor and advisor in Meredith’s “Rhone” Project. You cannot have a better mentor, the 100-point Frenchman, and “The Man” behind Cayuse.

Top Source 2018 Red Rhone Blend,
Columbia Valley Washington

GGWC 29.99
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The wine is a blend of  70% Syrah, and 30% Grenache sourced from 3 different vineyard sites in the Columbia Valley. Each lot is carefully selected and blended.  Meredith practices organic/sustainable viticulture.The wine is hand-harvested and fermented in a mix of stainless steel and concrete tanks. Using a mix of punch-downs and pump-overs for two weeks, 50-70% whole-cluster. The wine was aged for 20 months in neutral oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Anthony Galloni – Vinous 93 Points: “The 2018 Red Wine Columbia Valley combines Syrah (70%) with Grenache (30%). The palate is wonderfully stony with bright red fruits that mingle with orange rind, umami, and pretty pomegranate seed flavors. The salty accents really make this sing. “
Jeb Dunnuck 92 Points: “A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Grenache, the 2018 Columbia Valley Red Wine has an earthy, meaty nose of spiced red and black fruits, smoked bacon, ground pepper, and assorted earthy, leathery, iron-like nuances. It leans heavily in the meaty, earthy end of the spectrum and is medium to full-bodied, has good balance, and a reductive, backward vibe that’s going to benefit from at least 2-3 years of bottle age.”

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