Tranche Cellars

“It’s about being true and authentic to the classic styles of wines in the world.

Throughout our Estate Vineyards, we cultivate a diverse collection of some of the world’s most interesting grape varietals.”

Lauri Corliss

2014 Pape Blanc Estate

Vibrant melon and stone fruit aromas are complemented by notes of honeysuckle, citrus, jasmine and star anise. The wine is fresh and tactile on the palate, with flavors of cantaloupe, white peach and nectarine, deepened by a light flinty reduction. This energetic white Rhone blend finishes dry and focused, with excellent minerality and a light phenolic edge.


Winemaker Notes

Our 2014 white Rhone blocks were hand-harvested and whole-bunch pressed into neutral French oak barrels and egg-shaped concrete fermenters. Native yeast fermentation and heavy stirring of barrel lees helped build texture and complexity, while partial concrete maturation brought energy, focus, and minerality to the finished wine.


Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Production: 754 cases

Varietals: Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, Marsanne, Clairette Blanche

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