The Ode to Brothers Rhone blend pays homage to the three brothers who, in the 1960’s risked everything to farm the rugged soils of Eastern Washington. In 1972, Don Mercer planted the Horse Heaven Hills’ first wine grapes on what is known today as one of the state’s premier AVAs. Cheers to the brothers!
A beautifully balanced blend of three classic Rhone Varietals – Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre – allows the character of each to show its contribution. The Grenache brings ripe currant and raspberries and keeps the mouthfeel bright and lithe. The Syrah brings volume and the complex aromas of smoke and cured meat. Mourvedre supplies white pepper and minerality. The contribution of each of these varieties has created a balanced, elegant Rhone blend that can be enjoyed for many years to come.
The fruit for this wine is grown at our acclaimed Spice Cabinet Vineyard and Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills.