Edwin Dyer Rogue Valley Grenache
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Edwin Dyer Rogue Valley Oregon Grenache 2011: After rising from the same Cellar 205 collective on Anacapa Street that birthed Oreana and Carr wineries, Nic Donahue brought his Alchemy Wine Productions north to Portland, where he's now sourcing grapes from Southern Oregon to produce lively Rhone wines (with a requisite pinot or two) with his wife Gracey.
The inaugural grenache under the Edwin Dyer label (the brand is a combo of family names) is subtly spiced and candied with red fruit, but brings a lean citrus spirit to keep it all on point. Expect much more excitement to come.