Columbia Valley, WA, $34.99
Our 2015 Pape is an intriguing blend of three grape varieties native to the French Rhone region –Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Grapes were harvested from mid to late September with intense color, rich aromatics and spicy fruit flavors. Components were vinified individually and underwent malolactic fermentation in once-used oak barriques. The final blend was assembled from barrel and returned to large French oak puncheons for 22 months’ maturation. This is an aromatically compelling blend, with an excellent intensity to its sweet, spicy fruit flavors. Winery Notes.