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2016 Stanley Groovy

THE STORY

 Trying to describe this wine is like trying to describe the inside of the fine artist’s mind; you may say you “get it” but really, no one gets it. And this is why what’s in this bottle will remain in generalities - simple on the outside, complex and groovy on the inside. We will say it is a blend of intriguing red Iberian varietals from Red Mountain, one of Washington’s most prominent AVAs, and is just as suitable for cellaring as it is for immediate enjoyment. Once you taste it, you’ll never confuse it with any other wine. Yeah, it’s that groovy.

VINTAGE notes

Stanley Groovy isn’t afraid to stray from the crowd — he's different and he knows it, just like the wine in this bottle. Cabernet Sauvignon lends depth and complexity while intense Portuguese varietals bring a whole lot of groovy. The result? A wine that celebrates the beauty of being “different” — something Stanley is proud to lend his name to. After we put the blend together we aged half in concrete and half in oak so it’s got the freshness and the texture that both impart. 

It goes well with everything from pizza to fresh fish or poultry cooked Portuguese-style; anything with tomatoes, garlic, capers and citrus.

VITALS :

55% Touriga Nacional , 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Souzao, 9% Tinta Cao, 1.5% Tempranillo.

BIRTHPLACE :

Red Mountain AVA

PRODUCTION :

574 Cases

ALCOHOL :

13.91%

pH:

3.95

RESIDUAL SUGAR :

0.0g/L 

PURCHASE

2015 Stanley Groovy Reviews

“Best Washington Wine of the Year, Red blend, $25-$45, 2018 Washington Wine Awards The Walls, based in Walla Walla, is one of the most exciting new wineries to launch in Washington for the past few years. To wit: this blend, for which winemaker Ali Mayfield begins with 79 percent Portuguese varieties—Touriga Nacional, Souzão,Tinta Cão, Tinta Roriz (a Tempranillo clone)—and blends in 21 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is an exotic mix of spice (star anise especially) and citrus peel, plum and violet. It’s a singular Washington blend, intellectually and sensually provocative. Pairs With: Feijoada, the Portuguese/Brazilian stew of pork, beef and beans. ”

-- Seattle Magazine

“Editor’s Choice – Outstanding (91-94 pts.) An exotic red blend of lesser-known Iberian Peninsula grape varietals, offering well-defined structure with tons of briary black fruit flavors, orange bitters, African violet and loamy soil. Finishes smooth, with fresh acidity and hints of dark purple fruit. Pairs with a multitude of earthy Mediterranean dishes, like savory pasta puttanesca. ”

-- JV, Washington Tasting Room Magazine
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