B. Leighton Olsen Brothers Vineyard Gratitude 2013 - Liquors Inc.
B. Leighton Olsen Brothers Vineyard Gratitude 2013
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B. Leighton Olsen Brothers Vineyard Gratitude 2013

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Category Wine
Region United States, Washington, Yakima Valley
Brand B. Leighton
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Inspired by the wines of Bandol, this Mourvédre-driven blend is to show my "gratitude" to those who have given me inspiration and the opportunity to make wine. With gracious amounts of white pepper, anise, and ash. Notes of red cherry, fresh herbs and orange peel. Great depth, and layer upon layer of elegant amaro, dried lavender leaf and burnt sage. I'll raise a glass and say "Thanks!"
Wine Enthusiast
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This wine is a blend of 70% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache and 5% Syrah. It opens with achingly pure red currant, cranberry, black pepper, blue fruit, orange peel and dried herb aromas that completely captivate the senses. The palate shows a hypnotic sense of purity along with a sense of elegance that is dazzling. Smoked meat flavors linger on the long finish.

Sean Sullivan, November 1, 2016
Wine Advocate
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Inspired by the wines of Domaine Tempier in Bandol, Leighton's 2013 Gratitude checks in as a Mourvèdre dominated blend that incorporates 25% Grenache and 5% Syrah, all of which was aged in two- to three-year-old puncheons. Cured meats, spice-box, black currants and blackberry nuances all emerge from this sweetly fruited, layered, downright sexy Mourvèdre that has fine, polished tannin and a great finish. Not harvested until the last week of October, drink this rock star 2013 over the coming decade, and I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see it evolve for longer.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 29, 2016
Wine Spectator
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Broad and generous, brimming with green olive-accented plum and currant flavors, coming together harmoniously on the finish, surrounded with velvety tannins. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2022. 412 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, December 31, 2015