THE STORY OF THE GINGER MAN
When my brother and I were younger, I occasionally referred to him as the "Ginger Man" because he has red facial hair. This didn't always go over well. He could be pretty fierce, hence the label warns "BEWARE THE GINGER MAN." It's all in good fun, and wine keeps him calm. He's a big fan of Syrah, so I named this one after him.
Kyle Welch - Winemaker
92% Syrah 8% Grenache
Walla Walla Valley
ON THE NOSE
Blackberry reduction, black plum, baking spices, licorice & cured meats.
ON THE PALATE
Rich texture with lovely tannin sturcture and flavors of blackberry jam, black olive, clove and cinnamon roll on the finish.
This Ginger Man was infused with fellow Walla Walla Valley-grown Grenache throughout barrel-aging, adding a touch of southern-rhone gaminess. Aged for 18 months in 20 percent new American oak and blended with a small dose of Horse Heaven Hills Syrah just before bottling.
RATINGS & AWARDS
Double Gold & Best of Varietal - 2016 Tri-City Wine Festival
Gold - 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold - 2017 Cascadia Wine Competiton
Gold - 2017 SavorNW Wine Awards
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