I think that young Joe Swick is making some of the most interesting and exciting wines in Oregon right now. His Blanc de Noir from pinot noir was one of my favorite wines of the summer, his regular pinot noirs are exemplary. This grenache from the Underwood Vineyard in Dallesport out I the Gorge is simply gorgeous. Blackberries, fresh ground black pepper, earth, plums, violets, wet stone…so much going on and all of it good! Medium to full-bodied, really luscious texture,, yet still clocks in at a very reasonable 13.2 alcohol. I’ve poured this for several different groups and everyone responds favorably to this juice. Really cool wine here from a serious new talent!