Another year, another beauty to be thankful for. Very expressive and vibrant with currants, cherries, fresh tobacco and star anise. This wine twists and turns broadly, but with focus, continuing with cured meats to a warm gravel finish.
Olsen Brothers is located on the Northwest bend of the Yakima River as it turns North at Red Mountain. The elevation averages about 1000 feet and the soils are sandy with broken basalt.
The 2015 harvest was the warmest vintage in recorded history, with fantastic viticulture and a great extended harvest. Because of this, we were able to make some of the most incredible wines to date. The vintage was dry and long with an early bud break and late harvest that had cool evenings to guarantee incredible quality. The 2015 wines have big complex flavors, good acidity and great balance.
70% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache, 5% Syrah (co-fermented)
Yield: 1.7 tons pers acre
100% whole cluster pressed
33 days on skins
100% neutral French oak puncheons
19 mo. barrel-aged on lees
4.9 g/l titratable acidity
95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 points, Stephen Tanzer / Vinous
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate)
90 points, Wine Spectator
90 points, Wine Enthusiast