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Tasting Notes

2016 Grenache


100% Grenache

20 Months in Barrel

100% French Oak

30% New Oak

14.4% Alcohol

3.70 pH


The 2016 Passive Aggressive Grenache is 100% sourced from our family owned and operated Estate Vineyard, the unique terroir and hot west facing aspect providing ideal growing conditions for this classic Rhone varietal. 

Bright acidity and a higher than average alcohol content beautifully balance bold notes of ripe red currant and stewed strawberries, all with an underlying component of complex spice revealing itself through a long finish. 

A refreshingly layered wine that never sits heavy on the palate and can be enjoyed year around.

2016 Syrah


100% Syrah

20 Months in Barrel

95% French Oak

5% Oregon Oak

10% New Oak

14.4% Alcohol

3.75 pH

The 2016 Passive Aggressive Syrah is a chance to enjoy a beautiful blend of three different clones, from three different blocks, at three different elevations, yet still 100% sourced from our family owned and operated Southern Oregon Estate Vineyard. 

Front loaded with aromatic fruit notes of blackberry and blueberry, the jammy nature of this full-bodied wine is beautifully restrained by fine tannins and balanced acidity. Throughout, notes of spice and earthy leather add complexity and a lingering finish reveals a final surprise of toasted sugar. 

Pair this wine with heartier fair or simply enjoy its robust complexity on its own.

2016 Red Wine


40% Tempranillo

24% Syrah

21% Petite Sirah

15% Grenache


20 Months in Barrel

100% French Oak

15% New Oak

13.9% Alcohol

3.73 pH


More than any previous vintage, the 2016 Passive Aggressive Red Blend represents a balance between bold aggressiveness and passive elegance, politely demanding you luxuriate in the decidedly indecisive. 

A unique blend of Tempranillo, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Grenache, this wine stands as a beautifully approachable and versatile representation of the unique character of our Southern Oregon Estate Vineyard. 

Layered tannins from start to finish, this wine hits the mouth on a bold note of dark chocolate, followed by bursts of blueberry and dark currant fruits, with a hint of white pepper and earth to compliment a smooth, lasting finish. A versatile addition to any cellar.


2016 Grenache Tasting Notes (pdf)


2016 Syrah Tasting Notes (pdf)


2016 Red Wine Tasting Notes (pdf)