Columbia Valley, Washington
$20 / $114.00 / $204.00
His Pinot Noirs and Pet Nats are developing quite the cult following in Portland, but Joe Swick’s whites are his most exciting wines yet. We can’t get enough of his just-released 2016 Grenache Blanc. Made from an obscure white grape originally planted in Southwest France and Spain has somehow made its way to the high elevation Conley vineyard north of Yakima. This site has cool evenings that balance the hot daytime temperatures and has provided Swick with the perfect grapes to make this delightfully savory white that is reminiscent of an expensive Priorat Grenache Blanc. Certified organic, very low sulfur, and one month of skin contact (giving it that cloudy appearance), it possesses a mouthwatering vibrancy. Impressionable notes of aromatic orange blossoms, lime zest, apple, wet stone, and spice, it carries an appealing texture and lengthy finish. It’s a remarkably food friendly wine that goes with anything from fresh seafood to fried food to Asian food. Cheers!