2016 Sonoma Valley "Bedrock Vineyard" Mourvèdre

96% Mourvèdre
4% Syrah

pH: 3.72
T.A.: 6.4 g/L
Alcohol: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 109

Planted in 1888, these vines must be some of the oldest, if not the oldest, Mourvèdre in the state.  Picked September 19th, 12% of the fruit was not destemmed to add a touch of structure and complexity to this wine.  We also included 4% Syrah.  Why?  Simply because we liked how it brought the palate into focus and added length to the finish.  Aged in all French oak, 25% new, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Sonoma Valley "Bedrock Vineyard" Mourvèdre

Tasting Note:

Medium to medium-dark ruby-red.  Varietally precise aromas of red cherry, tree bark, and a touch of earth.  Medium weight, the wine glides over the palate revealing flavors of red fruits, licorice, and spice.  Gentle tannins emerge in the finish.  Certainly not a bruiser demanding decades of aging as some Bandols do.  Just a damn pretty wine displaying great balance and finesse, characteristics often not found with this variety.  Enjoy from 2020 through 2030 and perhaps beyond.

Suggested Retail: $38 - Sold Out
Release Date: November 2018