Great photo here of superstar winemaker, Aryn Morell, in the vineyard.
A boutique Walla Walla winery that utilizes the talents of superstar winemaker Aryn Morell, winery partners Aryn and Edith Morell started this winery to focus on single vineyard sites throughout Washington. I had a blast chatting with Edith Morell in her tasting room, as she talked about the long-term vision of the winery. The future is clearly very bright for the Morells. I had sampled two previous Alleromb wines from them earlier this year, their 2011 Alleromb Cabernet (WWB, 91) and their 2012 Alleromb ‘Cuvee B’ Red Wine (WWB, 92), which were hugely impressive wines that were built for the cellar.
I have described the winemaking abilities of Aryn Morell at great length on the blog. The guy has a handle on every varietal that I have tried as his winemaking shows really impressive range. His 2012 Alleromb Chardonnay (WWB, 92) was a standout wine that showed wonderful richness and texture. This wine is clearly drinking in its sweet spot as the bottling reminded me of his recent Tenor wines Chardonnay release. The 2012 Alleromb Grenache (WWB, 92) was another dense, fruit driven Rhone style wine that showed wonderful poise. Stop by their tasting room on Main St. in Walla Walla to check these awesome wines out for yourself. Learn more about Alleromb at http://www.alleromb.com Here are the fantastic new wines by Aryn Morrell and Alleromb.
2013 Alleromb Sauvignon Blanc- This excellent wine begins with aromas of cut grass, gooseberry, kiwi and suggestions of Jalapeno pepper. There are flavors of Meyer lemon, kumquat, Granny Smith apple and a touch of dried herbs. Drink 2016-2020- 90
2012 Alleromb Chardonnay- Sourced from the La Reyna Blanca Vineyard, this Chardonnay wine begins with aromas of brioche, butterscotch, Gala apple and hazelnuts. There are dense flavors of lemon oil, creme brulee, white peach and pink grapefruit. This has a wonderful mouthfeel and lovely richness. I think this will cellar beautifully into the next decade. Drink 2016-2024-92
2012 Alleromb Grenache- This bright Grenache wine begins with aromas of red cherry, rose petals, and suggestions of guava. There are flavors of pink bubblegum, red cherry and guava. Nearly impossible to resist, you have to love the dense fruit flavors and minerality to this wine. Drink 2016-2024- 92
2014 Morrell-Lawrence 'Concrete Series' Syrah- This is an offshoot winery project and an excellent value wine. The Syrah begins with aromas of smoked meats, black cherry and black olive. There are flavors of black cherry, black olive and smoked pork shoulder. This is exceedingly delicious wine by superstar winemaker Aryn Morrell. Drink 2016-2023- 92