The 2020 Mourvèdre is boldly aromatic, yet deceptively elegant. Dazzling floral notes of geranium, plumeria, & rosewater lead into intense aromas of blackberry, dried strawberry, cinnamon, pine forest & sagebrush. The palate opens with lively fresh fruit but continues to develop rich nuances in the glass. Rainier cherry, fresh papaya, cassis & pomegranate bring energy, while intriguing notes of vanilla, pink peppercorn, & dark chocolate covered candied orange add complexity & depth. The finish is characterized by polished tannins & an echo of bright fruit that keep you coming back sip after sip. Drink now through 2028.
|Grape Variety:||94% Mourvèdre, 3% Aglianico, 3% Grenache|
|Appellation:||El Dorado AVA|
|Elevation & Site:||
We have two clones of Mourvèdre, one planted at 2,400', adjacent to the Rose Arbor, and one planted at 2,350' at the top of the ridge. In both blocks, the grapes ripen on gentle south-facing slopes, ideal for sun-loving vines like Mourvèdre, allowing the fruit to fully develop the black fruit and herbal notes that characterize these wines.
|Cellaring:||18 months in 35% new French oak, 65% neutral French oak|
|Bottling Date:||June 2022|
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