2018 Mourvèdre, El Dorado
The heady aromatics of the 2018 El Dorado Mourvèdre are everything we hoped for… plummy and floral layers over a foundation of spiced fig and alfalfa (there’s that barnyard). But that is not to say this wine isn’t squeaky clean, because across the palate it shows the grace and structure we aim for in all of our wines. Creamy, bodacious blackberry framed by a stone-fruit-y brightness that gives this wine tremendous tension. Supple tannins and silky mouthfeel definitively answers the question “Why Mourvèdre?” Hands down.