2016 Mourvedre, El Dorado

2016 Mourvedre, El Dorado
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Mourvèdre
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
99% Mourvedre | 1% Grenache
Aging
11 Months | 100% Ntrl French Oak
Alcohol %
13.6
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SKU: 16MVDED
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Mourvèdre
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
99% Mourvedre | 1% Grenache
Aging
11 Months | 100% Ntrl French Oak
Alcohol %
13.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Mourvèdre is a delicate and pretty wine that is light on its feet. This medium bodied red offers aromatics of red fruits like cherry and pomegranate, complemented with savory notes of wild sage, underbrush, and pine needles. The tannins are mild and the acidity is fresh and lingering on the palate.
Winemaker's Notes
The 2016 harvest was the best vintage for Mourvédre to date. It was just the right amount of hangtime, sunshine, and heat. The Mourvèdre blocks set an average crop and enjoyed a mild to average growing season. In the cellar, the wine is produced with native yeast, minimal sulfur, and is not racked off of its gross lees until being bottled unfined and unfiltered after 11 months in 100% seasoned French Oak. It is sourced from 6 vineyards throughout El Dorado including our two estate vineyards, all of which are comprised of various soil types, aspects, and elevations.
Estate Vineyards
32% Stoney Creek | 14% White Oak Flats
Local Vineyards
24% Von Heune | 12% Elenridge | 12% The Pub | 6% Marchini