When my friend Eric brought me a barrel sample I remember thinking, sure, why not? Dark fruit, dried herbs, robust round tannins yet sufficient acid, and Mourvèdre’s signature gravelly-clay thing. Its a really good wine from 100-year-old vines growing in deep sand at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers. The fact is Mourvèdre is best (and typically) blended with Grenache and Syrah–its rarely great when it stands alone. Fortunately for us the winery where this came from didn’t have the ideal ratios for their GSM blend so they decided to sell these six barrels. As you’ll see, this Mourvèdre is quite balanced and complete on its own… its a lovely wine just as it is.
This is the kind of wine you’ll want to come back to over and over again. It will please you like a friend… a forever friend. This wine is comfort.