Tenet Wines

Tenet Wines is convinced that Washington state is an exceptional terroir for Syrah and its Rhône brethren.
A project between the iconic Washington state winery Chateau Ste. Michelle and the acclaimed Rhône winemaker Michel Gassier, with the assistance of Southern Rhône’s famous enology consultant, Philippe Cambie, “Tenet Wines” establishes a parallel between Syrah’s cradle and most renowned region, the Rhône Valley, and its tremendous potential on Washington’s basaltic slopes.
For more information on Tenet Wines, visit tenetwines.com.

 

“TENET” GSM

Tenet is a Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre blend made in the traditional style of the Southern Rhône and sourced from some of the oldest and most renowned vineyards in Washington state’s Columbia Valley.

Winemakers’ Notes
Wine is superb crimson color with bluish hues. Deep and complex nose exhibiting wild strawberries & raspberry jam with blueberry accents. Rich and velvety with complex flavors of blond tobacco, white pepper, clove & star anise. Great concentration of very fine tannins giving this wine tremendous length and great aging potential.

“THE PUNDIT” SYRAH

Discover a wine that defies conventional wisdom, announcing to the world that it’s time to take flight on the winds of change, leave old notions behind, and experience something truly revolutionary.

Winemakers’ Notes
Dark color with bright ruby highlights. Intense nose of dark cherry, cocoa, vanilla and hints of black truffles. The mouth feel is unctuous, with flavors of candied plum, cherry pie and vanilla. The finish is soft and seamless.

“LE FERVENT” SYRAH

The term “fervent” is defined as “having intensity of spirit, feeling and enthusiasm,” an apt description of winemaker Michel Gassier’s passion for Syrah.  This wine exhibits the freshness, elegance and mineraility that are often characteristic of Syrahs from the Northern Rhône.

Winemakers’ Notes
Almost black with reddish hues. The nose is both complex and intense, of black plum, china ink, blood orange and hints of pencil lead. A very fresh and vibrant wine with flavors of blueberry, boysenberry liquor and garrigue, underlined by hints of toast and cocoa. It is framed by refined tannins and good acidity.

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