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 01/20/2019 90%
Rain
Rain likely. High 41F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 01/21/2019 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 45F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 01/22/2019 40%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 42F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 01/23/2019 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 52F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 01/24/2019 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 47F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 01/25/2019 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 48F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Saturday 01/26/2019 10%
Clear
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 48F. Winds light and variable.

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