Revelry Range Grenache / Syrah 2019, Columbia Valley, Washington

Range is the culmination of years of work refining two of Revelry’s best lots of fruit, Horse Heaven Hills Grenache (in the South of Washington State) and Syrah from the Northern Wahluke Slope. Revelry Vintners is a Washington State winery founded upon the idea that truly great wine is created from quality fruit, and that it should remain both accessible and unpretentious. Revelry is the brainchild of northwest native Jared Burns. Jared, drawing on a unique and experience-filled upbringing, adopted wine as a personal passion at a young age; the son of self-made entrepreneur Dennis Burns, founder of Pro-Tec Helmets, Gargoyles Sunglasses, and the inventor of the synthetic wine cork. In 1998 Burns was awarded the Golden Grape Award for his pioneering ingenuity, the product of which forever changed the course of an industry and ultimately the quality of wine. With encouragement to color outside of the lines, the younger Burns learned winemaking on the job, working with some of Washington’s finest winemakers. 2019 vintage – Syrah (30%), Grenache (70%). Aged 26 months in 100% neutral French oak. The 2 grapes coalesce into flavors of black mission fig, freshly picked marjoram, and a tannin structure that seems more like that of a fine cocoa than grape or oak.