2013 La Previa

$35.00

Inspired by Priorat near the Spanish French border, La Previa shows depth, balance, and smoothness.

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Description

Inspired by the Priorat area of Norther Spain, La Previa blends Counoise, and Cabernet Sauvignon into a base of Grenache. The combination of Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon build a powerhouse of flavor and structure, while the Counoise adds licorice and darker fruit flavors.

BLEND: 50% Grenache, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 25% Counoise

APPELLATION: Snipes Mountain

VINEYARDS: Upland Vineyard, Red Heaven

CASES MADE: 222

ALCOHOL: 14.4%

Food Pairings

With both lighter and darker fruit characteristics La Previa will pair nicely with both more delicate fare as well as heavier.

Vineyard

Upland Vineyard: Upland Vineyard is a truly unique growing site in the Yakima Valley. It is predominantly planted on a steep south facing slope above the Yakima River and farmed over the last four generations by the Newhouse family. The soils are silt and broken basalt and Grenache loves this vineyard. Many of the top Grenache wines made in Washington coming from Upland Vineyard. Robert Ramsay Cellars sources Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon from Upland Vineyard.

Red Heaven: The Red Heaven vineyard is located on Red Mountain, one of Washington’s most celebrated appellations. The soils here are the result of the ancient Missoula floods, depositing rocks and silt from the Rocky mountains. These alkaline and carbonate rich deposits are touted to be some the best soils for wine grape vines in the world. Robert Ramsay Cellars sources Counoise from Red Heaven.

Tasting Notes

La Previa meets all the Robert Ramsay standards of earth, spice and elegance. Red fruit and leather on the nose morphs into a lushness on the palate, and a velvety smoothness on the finish. Elegant and food friendly we are proud of this wine.