Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tranche Cellars

We first discovered Tranche Cellars at the Gig Harbor Wine Festival,  we immediately put it on our list of Winery’s we needed to visit in Walla Walla.

This Estate Winery and tasting room is beautifully done, from the concrete fermentation eggs to the large stainless tanks and rolling hills of grapevines, this is a winery that is a must see.

Their spring release “Rhone Series” was perfect for this long hot summer.

2014 Pink Pape
 A blend of Cinsault, Counoise and Grenche.   Beautifully done, soft with a stunning array of flavors.  Really harmonious,  with excellent length for a Rose’.
2012 Slice of Pape Blanc
Roussanne, Voignier and Marsanne.  Elegant and refined with ripe fruit notes with balanced flavor. Dry, lingering easily and generously on the finish.
2011 Slice of Pape
Grenache, Mouvvedre and Syrah.  Striking complexity, with richly layered fruit, ending long and well focused finish.
2013 Pinot Gris;
Simply delicious. With fresh fruit, tropical notes and well-defined acidity.  Has a great balance and expressive elements which wakes you up on the finish.

I am looking forward to trying more of their diverse portfolio of well thought out wines.