Full Review

Waving Tree

Waving Tree
2011 Estate, Grenache, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Waving Tree
2011 Estate, Grenache, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Ruby black color. Mature aromas of dried fruit studded gingerbread, cedar sauna, leather, fire roasted red pepper, rose syrup, marinated strawberry, and curry powder with a lightly tannic, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, subtle, long molasses cookie, pomegranate granita, pickled celery, and graphite finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A well-kept grenache that continues to give; wild floral character lies in layers and layers of flavor in this complex wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried fruit studded gingerbread, cedar sauna, leather, fire roasted red pepper, rose syrup, marinated strawberry, and curry powder
Taste Flavor: molasses cookie, pomegranate granita, pickled celery, and graphite
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Venison, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-kept grenache that continues to give; wild floral character lies in layers and layers of flavor in this complex wine.

The Producer

Waving Tree Vineyards & Winery

The Producer
259 Pipeline Rd
Goldendale, WA 98620
USA
1 509-773-6552

Grenache

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Grenache is the world's most widely planted red variety, yet its fame is primarily as a blending variety. The most famous examples are in the Rhone Valley as part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, in Spain (where it is known as Garnacha) in Priorat reds, and in Australia, where it is often blended with Shiraz.

Grenache on its own is a light red wine; indeed there are numerous versions of Grenache rosé from France and Spain' respectively, these wines are Tavel and Navarra Rosé. Tannins are very light and aromas are of wild strawberry, rhubarb and geranium.

There are also small amounts of Grenache grown in Italy (in Sardinia, as Cannonau) and the United States.