The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
POWERFUL RICH REDS
2016 GRENACHE, Two Vintners. Columbia Valley, Washington State
Cool nights, poor soils and careful irrigation can make some refined wines, in the right hands.
This wine is made from 2 vineyards in the Yakima Valley (Olsen & Boushey) and Monette's Vineyard in the Rocks District of Walla Walla.
"Two Vintners was founded in 2007 in a partnership between aspiring young winemaker, Morgan Lee and the owners of nearby Covington Cellars where he is also winemaker. Morgan is a talented and creative young winemaker taking a low-intervention, small-scale and experimental approach, sourcing grapes from a selection of vineyards across Washington and also Oregon.
Morgan’s wine journey began at a wine appreciation class at university, on which he enrolled partly because it allowed drinking in class on a Monday night. This inspired an experimental interest in fermentation and making wines in his basement. A harvest internship while taking a semester out from training for a culinary career led to a change in direction, a move from Michigan to Washington and the birth of Two Vintners. In 2007, Syrah and Merlot were the pariahs of the wine industry and perhaps not that much has changed since then. Morgan always believed these were the grapes with the best expression in Washington State and on the evidence of his wines it’s hard to deny."
£33.25 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£31.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.