A simple wine label that is all blank and white and small text in the lower right 'THE BOY'

2018 K The Boy Grenache

In stock
$50.00

“I'm the Boy Who Can Enjoy Invisibility.” –Serge Gainsbourg

Also Available in 1.5L Magnum Bottles and Previous Vintage.
A dark bottle of wine with the simple white The Boy Syrah label and white capsule on top.

Tasting Notes by Winemaker Charles Smith

“I’m thinking Burgundy but I’m making Grenache. A bouquet of uncontainable layers. Black raspberry, Alpine strawberry, licorice stick, white pepper and dark cherry. An inviting, satiny palate: forest floor, fireplace ash, hung game, summer rain and finesse. That makes me a total believer. The best Boy ever.”

Vintage Notes

The 2018 vintage was incredible! This outstanding vintage began mild followed by a long and dry ripening season in the fall. This enabled us to hang the fruit to reach optimal ripeness without losing acidity or increasing sugars. The wines from 2018 are exceptional in many ways, from the great expression of the whites to the beautiful refinement and complexity of the reds. Enjoy!

Winemaking

Varietal Breakdown: 100% Grenache
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard(s): Powerline (100%)
Production: 2.1 tons per acre | Native yeast | 44 days on skins | 100% whole cluster pressed | 100% neutral French oak puncheons | 5 months barrel-aged on lees
Wine Analysis: 5.5 g/L titratable acidity | 3.92 pH | 13.5% alcohol | No residual sugar

Current & Past Scores

96 Points – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (v2017)

“A resounding success, the 2017 The Boy Grenache shines true with high-toned red berry fruit expressions on the mineral-laced nose, offering dusty florals and elements of juicy cherry, wild strawberries and raspberries. Medium-bodied, the wine is jam-packed with Grenache’s full expression, offering elegance, robustness and roundness. It is full of flavor and is also food-friendly. The wine ends with a spicy impression that is slightly smoky and offers mineral tension on the long, drawn-out finish. Such power and finesse! My problem is that I would drink it too fast if left in my cellar.”

96 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (v2017)

“Made from 100% Powerline Vineyard (since 2015), the 2017 Grenache The Boy Powerline Vineyard sports a lighter ruby hue as well as Rayas-like notes of decayed flowers, kirsch liqueur, licorice, and cured meats. Seamless, medium-bodied, and beautifully polished, with fine tannins, it’s a stunning, Burgundian example of this variety to enjoy over the coming 15-20 years. There are a little over 1,000 cases produced.”

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