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Mourvedre 2021

Gold Medal winner at the 2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Our very first estate-grown Mourvedre! Meaty and bursting with flavor, this wine has herbaceous notes of dried sweet thyme then moves to ripe French Plum ending with hints of white pepper.  Pair with rich BBQ sauces or hearty pork dishes.  13.9% alcohol. 176 cases produced.

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Shenandoah Valley

Winemaker Notes:

The 2021 vintage was our first estate Mourvèdre after grafting over to a special clone in 2020. A beautiful crop that ripened perfectly. We harvested by hand on October 7 (the last harvest of 2021) at a Brix of 24 and pH 3.6. Crushed and de-stemmed the grapes, then cool-fermented after inoculating with a special yeast chosen to enhance mouthfeel and bring out typical aromas of raspberries, strawberries, black pepper. Aged two years with a subtle infusion of French oak, about 20% new oak equivalent.  Bottled in March 2023.

Vineyard Notes:

Our Estate Mourvèdre grows in the lower bowl at 1,900-foot elevation in granitic-volcanic soil. It is grafted on special drought-tolerant rootstock which allows it to dig deep in this soil for natural water. It thrives in the warm daytime breezes from the Central Valley and cool Sierra evenings, a 30-degree swing in temperature. The French 520 clone pairs exceptionally well with food. The lower block location is cooler, perfect to ripen over a longer growing season and develop complex flavors. It is typically the last harvest of the season.

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