2016 Mourvedre, Estate

2016 Mourvedre, Estate
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Mourvèdre
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
99% Mourvedre | 1% Grenache
Aging
18 Months | 50% Ntrl. French Oak | 25% 2yr French Oak | 25% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine & Spirits
92
Harvest Wine Club Release
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$60.00
/ 750mL
SKU: 16MVDST

Mourvèdre has many names around the world. In Spain it is called Monastrell, in Australia it goes by Mataro, and in France and America it goes by Mourvèdre. This varietal is known for its meaty, earthy, and rustic qualities and is commonly used as a blending component. More recently, winemakers are bottling it as its own variety to showcase its unique characteristics. Only 800 acres exist in California of which Skinner has about 3 acres planted on its two estate vineyards.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Mourvèdre
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
99% Mourvedre | 1% Grenache
Aging
18 Months | 50% Ntrl. French Oak | 25% 2yr French Oak | 25% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine & Spirits
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Estate Mourvedre opens with aromatics of cassis and melon punctuated by the rich spiciness of clove. Entry is an explosion of pomegranate and bright berry leading to a lingering mid-palate replete with the moody warmth of leather and tobacco balanced by a long pithy finish.
Winemaker's Notes
This is a 50/50 blend of two clones of Mourvédre grown at both our Stoney Creek estate vineyard at 2740’ and planted in well draining decomposed granite soils with a small addition from our lower elevation Green Valley Ranch estate site. The wine is fermented in small batches with manual punch-downs twice a day. After 3-5 days of cold soaking at 55 degrees, the tanks are allowed to warm up and fermentation kicks in spontaneously. The wine spends 18 months undisturbed in French oak prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur added.
Estate Vineyards
63% Green Valley Ranch | 37% Stoney Creek