2013 Slice of Pape
Wild and captivating aromas of black plum and dark berry fruits, with lifted notes of lilac, dried tobacco, black pepper and incense. The wine is delicately layered with a light, rustic texture and lifted purity of fruit. Flavors of strawberry and wild fig combine with elements of dried herbs and spice, while soft lacy tannins gradually flesh out the palate to a lingering, perfumed finish.
Our 2013 Slice of Pape is an intriguing blend of three grape varieties native to the French Rhone region – Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache. Grapes were harvested from mid September to mid October with intense color, rich aromatics and spicy fruit flavors. Components were vinified individually and underwent malolactic fermentation in once-used oak barriques. The final blend was assembled from barrel and returned to large French oak puncheons for 22 months’ maturation. This is an aromatically compelling blend, with an excellent intensity to its sweet, spicy fruit flavors.
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varietals: Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache
Releasing March 2017!
2016 Pink Pape
2014 Pape Blanc
2013 Slice of Pape
2015 Pinot Gris
2012 Sangiovese Estate
2012 Tempranillo Estate
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
2012 Cabernet Franc Estate
2012 Syrah Estate
Our complete lineup of Tranche wines is sliced into three different series: our ‘Rhone Series’, our ‘Mediterranean Series’ and our ‘Estate Series’.
Grapes native to France’s Rhône Valley are the focus of our ‘Slice of Pape’ program – our homage particularly to the blended wines of the Southern Rhône. Slice of Pape, Slice of Pape Blanc, and Pink Pape (our dry rosé) are crafted from the best of these traditional varietals. Separately and together, they offer you a New World expression of these classic Old World wines. We include in our Spring release our Pinot Gris as it is the perfect complement to the menus of Spring and Summer, and ideal for sipping on the deck.
In our ongoing efforts to expand our reach with other varietally-focused wines, we look to grapes whose origins are within the Mediterranean region. Again the goal is to express the traditional characteristics of each varietal, capturing the essence in each wine’s distinctive aromas and flavors. We invite you to explore these special wines that have been inspired by the Mediterranean standard-bearers.
And finally, the cornerstones of our portfolio, we produce limited quantities of varietal wines, each focusing on a single grape. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah express the terroir of our Blue Mountain Estate Vineyard in Walla Walla. The Chardonnay comes from our Celilo Vineyard in the Columbia Gorge AVA, renown for growing the finest Chardonnay in Washington State. In these wines you can taste the grape’s unique character – its aromas, flavors, texture and detail.