98 points - Best of California - Best of Class of Appellation - 2019 California State Fair Wine Competition
Gold Medal - Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Savory spices emanate from the glass releasing aromas of baked blueberry, grilled plum, sweet paprika and star anise. A buoyant acidity rides alongside polished tannin, seamlessly complimenting rich elements of stewed blackberry, cherry cola reduction, warm mocha and English toffee. Tiers of pink peppercorn, cracked caraway seed and roasted vanilla bean persist.
After hand-picking in early October, the fruit was destemmed and fermented in small tanks, with regular pumpovers to aid extraction. In order to let the varietal fruit shine through, the wine was aged 14 months in neutral oak barrels with 100% being French Oak. Following this mantra further, the wine was left unblended in order to let the Mourvèdre speak as a pure, 100% varietal wine.
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