Introducing the 2019 B. Leighton Wines Olsen's Brothers Vineyard Gratitude, a remarkable red wine hailing from the esteemed Yakima Valley in Washington's Columbia Valley region. This proprietary blend is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of B. Leighton Wines.
In the glass, the wine exhibits a captivating ruby red hue that shimmers with elegance. With a tantalizing aroma, the 2019 Gratitude enchants the senses with notes of ripe red cherry, rose, and ripe raspberry. As you delve deeper, a subtle floral undertone emerges, adding a layer of complexity and allure.
On the palate, this medium-bodied wine showcases impeccable balance and structure, thanks to its bright acidity and velvety tannins. It delights the taste buds with flavors of strawberry chocolate, perfectly complemented by a touch of pepper. The wine exudes a delightful energy, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.
The 2019 Gratitude is a blend of 70% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, and 5% Syrah, sourced exclusively from the Olsen Brother's vineyard. Each grape variety contributes its own distinctive characteristics to create a harmonious and multifaceted wine.
Renowned wine critics have showered the 2019 Gratitude with high praise. James Suckling awards it an impressive 93 points, describing it as a delightful wine with bright acidity and velvety tannins. Vinous awards the wine 94 points, highlighting its seamless palate and elegant GSM-style. Jeb Dunnuck is equally enthusiastic, granting the wine 95 points and lauding its ripe fruit flavors, earthy undertones, and remarkable length on the finish.
With an alcohol content of 14.0%, this red wine embodies the essence of Washington's terroir and showcases the outstanding potential of the Yakima Valley. It is a wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for further development, promising a thrilling expression of Mourvèdre for years to come.
The 2019 B. Leighton Wines Olsen's Brothers Vineyard Gratitude is a true masterpiece that exemplifies the artistry and dedication of its producer. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the captivating allure of this exceptional red wine.