Grape: Grenache/Syrah

This vineyard is located east of Lyle, across from the Dalles, facing south, right on the north shore of the Columbia Gorge. Even though it lies outside the Columbia Gorge AVA it could not be more representative of the place. The vines are planted in pools of sand surrounded by Columnar Basalt and buffeted by the powerful winds that rush through the Gorge. The site is equal parts rainforest and desert and on some days one can even smell the salt from the pacific lingering in the wind.

Medium bodied and smooth with ripe red and black fruit! A true gem!