LA RATA Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley 2014

The 2014 La Rata is an utterly compelling wine composed of 53% Grenache, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon as well as 13% Syrah. In this vintage some Syrah was chosen to be utilized by vigneronne, Elizabeth Bourcier, because she felt that Syrah added more backbone, structure and complexity. The wine was aged in third fill puncheons and stainless steel for 8 months prior to bottling. This translucent colored red begins with aromatics reminiscent of sea salt, black truffle oil, pink grapefruit, smoked pork shoulder and black tea. The weight, tension and minerality of this wine is apparent, as is the salinity. Complex flavors of black tea, black olives, smoked pork shoulder, Tangerine zest and red cherry preserve create a mouthwatering effect. The acidity is intense and makes savoring this wine highly gratifying. This is extremely captivating now, as the balance and complexity make this one of the most impressive reds from Washington. Limited production of 138 cases. (Best 2017-2027) - August, 2017 (OB)

Wine Specifications

  • Report Date: August, 2017
  • Producer: La Rata
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2027
  • Estimated Value: $75
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Walla Walla
  • Importer: NA

La Rata

Find More: Washington: Vol. II (2015/2016), WASHINGTON 2014

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