Boushey

We have long been a fan of the man, the myth, the legend, grape farmer Dick Boushey and in 2014 we were able to dip our toe into the water and partner with Dick and his better half Luanne with a couple tons of Mourvèdre. Since then we have grown our relationship and are fortunate to be able to work with Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre from his eponymous vineyard in the Yakima Valley just north of Grandview, WA.

Adding to the intrigue of this cooler growing site (for Washington), the 3 varietals we work with here are grown contiguously on the mid-slope of the vineyard. This allows us to capture a truer expression of a singular place in the blend as well as when bottled as a single varietal. The Boushey vineyard’s flavors transcend varietal and offer up an elegance and depth not found in many warmer sites just a few miles away. This expression of place is at the core of our philosophy at W.T. Vintners. The soils are a mix of silt/loam topsoil over Missoula flood deposits in the lower block and transition to shallow silt/loam over fractured basalt as one climbs in elevation.

Weather at the Vineyard

Rain
Sunday 03/24/2019 100%
Rain
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 57F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Overcast
Monday 03/25/2019 10%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 57F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 03/26/2019 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High near 60F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Overcast
Wednesday 03/27/2019 20%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High 59F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Overcast
Thursday 03/28/2019 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. High 59F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday 03/29/2019 10%
Clear
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 61F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 03/30/2019 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 64F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

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