Varietal Composition: 86% Grenache and 14% Syrah
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyards: Boushey, Olsen, and Sagemoor
Alice: ’Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle!"
Who in the world is Grenache? Well, Grenache plays a lot like Pinot Noir the way we make it. Medium bodied, refined, bright and complex, which is so very versatile with all manner of delicious food stuffs. The 2019 Wonderland attacks with a nose of wild roses, red raspberry, frais du bois, sandalwood, and cinnamon stick, leading to a panoply of ripe flavors: rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, Rainier cherries, wild mushrooms, baking spices and vanilla. Not so puzzling after all.
Food pairing: Barbecue, which is a noun, or wild mushroom cassoulet
Movie pairing: Alice in Wonderland, duh
Wonderland was first produced in 2010 as a wine club only limited release andwas named at our family dinner table during a period when the girls were both part of a theatre production of Alice in Wonderland. Seemed just right.