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2012 Mourvèdre

HEART OF THE HILL VINEYARD
RED MOUNTAIN

Introducing our first release of 100% Mourvèdre! This mouth-watering wine hails from Heart of the Hill Vineyard on Red Mountain where the warm climate allows for full ripening of the grape and imparts dark berry and jam flavors.

$46 ($39.10)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.9% % by volume
  • Aged 7 months
  • pH 3.87
  • TA .46 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 55% French oak, 45% American oak (35% new, 65% neutral)
  • Bottled Date May 2014
  • Released Date November 2015
  • Production 150 cases

In the vineyard

2012 was a classic Eastern Washington growing season. Summer was warm with no prolonged, excessive heat events. Late Summer and early Fall brought on slightly cooler daytime highs and a significant diurnal shift, a pattern that continued well into October, allowing late varietals like Mourvèdre to thoroughly complete ripening.

 

Mourvèdre has very large clusters and needs aggressive thinning in the vineyard to fully ripen. Heart of the Hill Vineyard is a very warm site, and the Mourvèdre is thinned to one cluster per shoot to encourage full ripening.

 

Appellation Red Mountain
Vineyard Heart of the Hill Vineyard

In the cellar

Our 2012 Mourvèdre is from Heart of the Hill Vineyard on Red Mountain where the warm temperatures of this AVA and vineyard imparts dark berry and jam flavors in this delicious silky-smooth wine.

Varietal 100% MOURVÈDRE

In the glass

Silky smooth decadence with nice acid-tannin integration and structure, and a long clean finish.

 

NOSE: cracked black pepper, dark fruit, licorice, nutmeg

 

MOUTH: jam, boysenberry, white pepper, cloves, lavender, sage

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: turkey dinner, mushroom risotto or beef short ribs

Vintage

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