Dark red with purple hues with aromas of plum, mocha, boysenberry, cedar, and cinnamon. A full-bodied, well balanced and luscious wine with juicy and chewy tannins. Flavors of mulberry, black cherry, Doris plum, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, and fresh cedar. Long, juicy and chewy finish.
Mourvèdre is a rare grape that was popular and well-planted back in the 1930s, then almost disappeared from America by the 1970s. It is now seeing a resurgence in popularity. We are lucky to have many of these treasured, old, original vines planted on their own European rootstock.
Individual lots of grapes were harvested separately according to ripeness and balance of acidity. Grapes underwent total destemming and a very gentle crushing to ensure a large proportion of whole berries in the must. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast. An ideal temperature was maintained to aid in the extraction of flavor and color. The wine was pressed off the skins at dryness before being racked into dark toasted American oak where it was gently aged for 12 months.