The Ancient Vines Mourvedre offers a hint of Eucalyptus on the nose, distinct chocolate characteristics, luscious deep plum, and concentrated cherry. This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by soft tannins.
Robert Parker: An absolutely outstanding value is the 9,500-case cuvée of the 2013 Mourvèdre Ancient Vines from the sandy soils of Contra Costa. This is a beauty, with a dense, bluish/purple color and a super nose of blueberry, black raspberry, earth and licorice. The wine is medium to full-bodied, and a real sleeper selection. It should drink well for 2-3 years. This is serious stuff!
The Ancient Vines Mourvèdre draws from some of our oldest, most
historic and shyest-bearing vineyard blocks. These blocks produce fruit that is
of stunning concentration. We are able to reach this concentration as a result
of sensitive farming practices, the singular Oakley terroir, and a unique cooling band of air that flows in from the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers. By naturally restricting yields to only 2 to 3 tons per acre we are able to achieve a sublime expression of the Mourvèdre fruit.
|Total Acidity: 0.7 g/l 14.5% abv pH:3.68 Residual Sugar:0.36 g/l Harvest Date: 08/28/2008
|Try this wine with grilled lamb, wild mushroom
ragout or peppercorn crusted beef tenderloin.