2017 B. Leighton Wines Olsen's Brothers Vineyard Gratitude

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 96 JS 94 VN 93 WA 91
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, April 2020

A cuvée made for winemaker Brennen Leighton's wife and a field blend of 70% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, and 5% Syrah, the 2017 Gratitude ranks with the finest Mourvèdres to come from the state. Awesome notes of black...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, May 2020

This field blend of 70% mourvedre, 25% grenache and 5% syrah has a smooth, silky texture that is captivating and beautiful with crushed berries, such as raspberries. Stone and tea-leaf undertones. It’s full-bodied, yet...
VN 93

Vinous, December 2019

Dark red. Musky aromas of redcurrant and strawberry, plus a sexy floral quality. Densely packed, fine-grained and quite firm, with fresh red berry, floral and olive tapenade flavors displaying serious intensity. This...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020

Beginning with a red-berried and spicy nose, the 2017 Gratitude Olsen Brothers Vineyard has aromas of dusty leather, raspberry blossom, plum and cherry skin essence. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is a co-fermented blend...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Yakima Valley
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2017 B. Leighton Wines Olsen's Brothers Vineyard Gratitude, a captivating red wine that showcases the artistry of winemaker Brennen Leighton. This proprietary blend hails from the esteemed Yakima Valley appellation within the Columbia Valley region of Washington, USA. With a deep, enticing red color that glimmers in the glass, this wine is a true gem for wine enthusiasts seeking a remarkable tasting experience.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the 2017 Gratitude is a field blend composed of 70% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, and 5% Syrah. This unique combination results in a wine that is both powerful and weightless, a true testament to the skill and expertise of the winemaker. The bouquet unfolds with an intoxicating array of aromas, including black raspberry liqueur, incense, ground pepper, and a hint of forest floor. Each sniff reveals a new layer, enticing the senses with its complexity.

On the palate, this wine continues to impress with its medium to full-bodied structure and ripe, velvety tannins. Crushed berries, particularly raspberries, take center stage, accompanied by subtle notes of stone and tea-leaf undertones. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky, enveloping the palate with a sense of elegance and refinement. As the wine lingers, a spicy aftertaste emerges, adorned with hints of cloves and black pepper, adding a delightful touch of complexity.

Renowned wine critics have bestowed high praise upon the 2017 Gratitude. Jeb Dunnuck, from jebdunnuck.com, awards an impressive score of 96, deeming it one of the finest Mourvèdres to come from the state. James Suckling, of jamessuckling.com, concurs, bestowing a score of 94 and describing the wine as captivating and beautiful. Vinous, led by Stephen Tanzer, gives it a score of 93 and commends its energetic and concentrated blend. Lastly, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, as reviewed by Anthony Mueller, awards a score of 91 and highlights the wine's red-berried and spicy nose.

With an alcohol content of 14.5%, the 2017 B. Leighton Wines Olsen's Brothers Vineyard Gratitude is a wine that possesses both power and finesse. Its complexity and tantalizing flavors make it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a decade, this wine promises an unforgettable journey through the world of Washington's finest blends.