2010 Sonoma Valley "Bedrock Vineyard" Mourvèdre
Despite the challenges of the 2010 growing season, the 122-year-old Mourvèdre vines at Bedrock Vineyard excelled, producing a wine that we feel eclipses the wonderful 2009. Picked October 12th, 25% of the fruit was not destemmed to add structure and aromatics. After 25 days on the skins, the wine was pressed to all French oak, 21% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Medium-dark to dark ruby. James Brown, funk-a-licious aromas of blueberry, plums, violets, tree bark, and orange rind. This is Mourvèdre baby! Texturally, quite creamy, with tannins building from the mid-palate to the persistent finish. A darker, more masculine wine than Two Acres, our other Mourvèdre-based wine. Can this wine be enjoyed now? Absolutely, especially with a good decant! But being Mourvèdre, a variety high in antioxidants, we are confident that this wine will develop for at least 15 years, perhaps even longer. Enjoy 2016 through 2028. (MRO – 07/18/12)